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11:49 am on Thursday March 6, 2014

Virtual public charter school to hold information session for Myrtle Beach-area families

South Carolina Connections Academy will hold a free family information session April 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Horry-Georgetown Technical College-Conference Center Building on the Grand Strand campus, 600950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach.
2:18 am on Monday July 16, 2012

Bridges Preparatory charter school earns state approval

Bridges Preparatory School earned approval from the South Carolina Public Charter School District to open in fall 2013. This means the schools is state sponsored and a public school free of charge, the school will open with grades K-6, adding an...
7:35 am on Tuesday April 24, 2012

Palmetto Moon Helps Fund New Bus for Pattison's Academy

Palmetto Moon and The Bishop Family Foundation helped fund a new bus for Pattison’s Academy, a local organization that serves children with multiple disabilities by providing comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs. The organization...
6:15 am on Thursday March 15, 2012

Riverview Charter rejects attendance caps in proposed Shell Point lease

Flickr user Leo Reynolds No matter the style or color, Riverview Charter doesn't want any limits drawn. Riverview Charter School is getting closer and yet further to leasing the 67,770 square feet of space it desires in the form of the soon-to-be...
2:44 am on Saturday February 11, 2012

Riverview Charter eyeing Shell Point Elementary space

Flickr user mklingo With 67,770 square feet of space and not-too-long-ago renovation, the soon-to-be closed Shell Point Elementary is far from an unattractive learning space. And The Island Packet has a report that points out while the growing ...
1:03 am on Thursday February 2, 2012

Victorious in federal lawsuit, Riverview Charter will enroll more students

Flickr user dcJohn More desks will be filled at the charter school. For every student that the largely independent Riverview Charter School enrolls, it costs that school district and tax payers some $8,000. While for every public school child...
4:53 am on Monday August 8, 2011

Is another charter school about to open? This one in Jasper (update on Ridgeland school and Beaufort's Riverview)

Flickr user House of Sims Updated Aug. 8: The Island Packet has a report on the potential of a Ridgeland charter school and that Beaufort residents will be free to apply. Also a report that Riverview Charter School in Beaufort is at risk of meeting...
5:58 am on Monday May 2, 2011

Riverview to host screening of "Waiting for Superman"

Riverview Charter School tonight will host a free screening of the acclaimed documentary "Waiting for Superman" at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Released in 2010, "Waiting for Superman" takes a tough look at the country's public school...
4:30 am on Wednesday April 20, 2011

Beaufort charter school sues over enrollment restrictions (update: Yet more enrollment/building drama)

Flickr user knittymarie Updated April 20: It's pretty amazing that a school that's performing, well, better than the state average can cause this much drama for city and school district officials, yet Riverview continues to find itself in the paper...
12:38 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011

S.C. House votes to pass more money to charter schools

Though the battle was won for charter school funding, many hurdles remain before the action is baked into policy. The S.C. House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill aimed at providing more money for the state's charter schools and...