TransformSC, an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, has accepted three schools to its statewide network of innovative schools: C.A. Johnson High School (Richland One), Sevier Middle School (Greenville), and Carolina Elementary School (Darlington).
“The fact that more schools and districts are joining the TransformSC network shows how leadership can transform education in South Carolina,” said Pamela Lackey, state president of AT&T and co-chair of TransformSC. “These leaders in our education community are inspiring widespread improvement in student learning and innovative thinking.”
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.
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. The network’s goal is to transform learning and teaching for every student and every teacher in every classroom every day.
“The continued growth that we’ve been seeing over the past year indicates that these transformational practices are having a positive impact on our classrooms,” said Mike Brenan, co-chair of TransformSC and state president of BB&T.
Schools at all levels and stages of development are encouraged to apply for acceptance to the TransformSC network by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.