GCA was given unanimous conditional approval on April 21st by The Charter Institute at Erskine College by the Board of Directors. The Planning Committee would like to thank the staff of The Charter Institute as well as the full Board of Directors for the faith they have placed in our school. The Home of the Patriots will open in the fall of 2022 serving grades Kindergarten through the 5th grade, adding a grade per year until we are a K-8 school!
We know that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. That's why our educators will be highly trained in ALL areas of instruction for our students. Our faculty is passionate about the students they teach and will bring this enthusiasm into their student's lives. Our classroom teachers will be certified by the State of South Carolina along with receiving extensive training in our curriculum of: Core Knowledge, Core Knowledge Language Arts, Eureka Math, and Core Virtues. Greenwood Charter Academy will only hire the best educators for our students.
Our students will have PE EVERYDAY with a PE Teacher. Young and old need to move and exercise their body daily. Kids need to move and have fun! Exposure to the Arts is also a vital part of any full education. We will have Music and Art Teachers on our staff and each student will have Music or Art everyday. A Good example is: if there are 20 schools days in a month each student will have 10 full classes of Music and 10 full classes of Art.
Whether your child is on grade level, behind, ahead, or somewhere inbetween, our staff will meet each student where they are and help guide their path to get them the quality education that each South Carolinian deserves. Just passing "the test" is not our school's plan. Our mission is to Develop the Next Generation of American Citizens with the best education in the Upstate. Any other goal is simply not set high enough.