Eleven schools have been accepted to TransformSC’s network of innovative schools.
The new TransformSC schools are: Sandhills Middle School, Westwood High School, Spring Valley High School, Blythewood High School, Darlington High School, Meadow Glen Middle School, Ridge View High School, Richland Northeast High School, Frances Mack Intermediate School, Sandhills Elementary School and Swansea High School.
More and more schools are stepping up to the plate to lead innovation in our classrooms,” said Mike Brenan, co-chair of TransformSC and state president of BB&T.
The rapid growth of the TransformSC network shows that our mission of better preparing students for success in careers and college is resonating with educators across the state,” said Pamela Lackey, state president of AT&T and co-chair of TransformSC. “We look forward to learning from and celebrating these new schools and their progress.
To be accepted into the TransformSC network, the schools submitted a three-year innovation plan that is evaluated and approved by TransformSC’s Action Team Chairs and staff. Schools in the network commit to creating a culture of innovation and implementing a combination of innovative practices to transform learning and teaching for every student and every teacher in every classroom every day.
The four most common innovative practices in the network are: project-based learning, blended learning, continuous assessment and competency-based progression.
TransformSC schools receive a variety of supports and opportunities through participation in the network, including access to national experts, mentorship opportunities with other innovative schools and assistance with the implementation of innovation plans.
Schools at all levels and stages of development are encouraged to apply for acceptance to the TransformSC network.
TransformSC, an education initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, is a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents and policy makers transforming the public education system so that every student graduates prepared for careers, college and citizenship. TransformSC schools and districts are designing, launching, promoting and proving transformative practices in the classroom. Currently, there are 51 schools from 21 districts, as well as 3 entire districts in the TransformSC network. For more information, visit www.sccompetes.org/transformsc.