Charleston’s regional business and community leaders understand the critical role education plays in advancing our economy, and are committed to enlightening and empowering residents, from cradle through career.
This region offers some of best performing schools in South Carolina. All four public school districts received an Excellent rating on the School Report Card issued by the SC Department of Education. These districts support 150+ public schools and serve 106,000+ students.
Source: S.C. Department of Education
60 career-themed schools within area high schools across three-county metro. The learning environment reflects the atmosphere and expectations of the modern workplace.
Fields of study include:
Local high school juniors and seniors work as paid industrial mechanic apprentices. At the end of the two-year program, students earn a high school diploma, an Industrial Mechanics certificate from Trident Technical College, a journeyman credential from the U.S. Department of Labor, and two years of paid work experience. There are more than a dozen different pathways including fields such as manufacturing, health, IT, accounting, engineering, hospitality and construction trades.
YEScarolina has helped thousands of young people statewide build business skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity. To date, YEScarolina has trained and certified over 725 South Carolina teachers on the subject of entrepreneurship. YEScarolina is a program partner of the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).
Focuses on improving education outcomes from birth to workforce readiness and makes more efficient and effective use of the resources devoted to improving education in the region. It is a community movement supporting a “collective impact” approach to achieving a shared community vision where every child succeeds.
These programs are ranked among the best secondary schools in the nation for scholastic rigor and academic excellence:
Numerous programs exist for lifelong students seeking new skills, advanced degrees and professional development.