SC Whitmore School Announces Blue Diamond Scholarship Winners

June 15, 2017

Columbia, SC – Sixty-four seniors received their high school diplomas from SC Whitmore School on June 3, 2017 during the school’s spring commencement exercises at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Of those 64 graduates, 13 students received the SCWS Blue Diamond Scholarship of $1,000.00 each. Students eligible for the Blue Diamond Scholarship must earn a …

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SC Whitmore School Awards 64 Diplomas in Graduation Ceremony Saturday

June 3, 2017

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Whitmore School, a virtual charter public high school, held their commencement exercises Saturday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Students and their families from all over the state gathered to celebrate their achievements and accept their diplomas. The commencement speaker was Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education. Thirty five students received in-state …

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SCWS Class of 2017 Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian

June 1, 2017

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Whitmore School, a virtual charter public high school, is proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Hanna Hall is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2017. Hall, who lives and works in North Augusta, has been taking dual-credit courses at  USC Aiken while completing her course requirements at SCWS. She …

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Another Banner Year for SC Whitmore School

May 3, 2017

Columbia, SC – As schools around the country celebrate National Charter Schools Week (May 1-5), SC Whitmore School, a tuition-free public virtual charter high school, is celebrating another banner year in 2017 in what Principal John Loveday calls the school’s most successful year to date. A total of ninety students are on track to graduate …

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SC Whitmore School Announces Student of the Year

April 20, 2017

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Whitmore School, a tuition-free, virtual public charter high school based in Columbia, is proud to announce the 2017 Student of the Year, senior Jami Mercer. Mercer is a resident of Spartanburg and chose to attend SCWS in order to graduate early and work during the day. She holds a full-time …

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Student Spotlight: Zachary English

April 6, 2017

Gymnastics Champion Sets His Sights on the Olympics SC Whitmore School is proud to announce that junior Zachary English was recently named a state champion gymnast! Zachary was named the level 9 all-around state champion as well as champion on the rings, high bar, parallel bars and vault at the SC Men’s Gymnastics State Championships. …

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SC Whitmore School Announces Twenty-Four Early Graduates

March 22, 2017

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Whitmore School, a virtual charter public high school, is proud to announce that as of March 22nd, twenty-four high school seniors have completed their graduation requirements early. SCWS allows students to learn and progress at their own pace. Some students choose to complete their courses early which results in a …

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Kristen Jones Named SCWS Teacher of the Year

March 2, 2017

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Whitmore School, a virtual charter public high school, is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Teacher of the Year Award, Kristen Jones of Conway, SC. Kristen Jones teaches English II-IV, along with several other elective courses at SCWS. She earned a Bachelor in Arts from Coastal Carolina University. …

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SC Whitmore School Flexibility Allows Family to Travel the Country

February 21, 2017

Columbia, SC – Jim Salyer’s job as a sprinkler fitter takes him all over the country for six weeks at a time. His daughters, Mattea, 17, and Hope, 15, wanted to explore ways to join their father on his business trips. Last year, Mattea and Hope, both then-students at Seneca High School in Seneca at …

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SC Whitmore School Counselors Present at State Conference

February 9, 2017

Columbia, SC – Three School Counselors from SC Whitmore School, a tuition-free virtual public charter high school, made a presentation at the Palmetto State School Counselor Association Conference in Myrtle Beach on January 20, 2017. SCWS counselors Kim Dunbar, Amber Goff, and Traylor Disbrow’s presentation titled, “Cultivating a Climate of Caring: Reengaging the Wounded Student,” focused on reaching …

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SC Whitmore School Board Member and Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy DuJuan Council Receives Life Saving Award for Role in Standoff

January 23, 2017

Columbia, SC – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott presented Sheriff’s Deputy and SCWS Board Member DuJuan Council and four other Richland County Sheriffs Deputies with the “Life Saving Award” on January 4, 2017 for their role in a standoff involving a suicidal man at a home in Richland County in October of last year. Deputy Council, 32, …

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SC Whitmore School Celebrates Banner 2016

December 19, 2016

Columbia, SC – SC Whitmore School, a tuition-free virtual public charter school based in Columbia, enjoyed the most successful year of their five-year history in 2016, said SCWS Principal John Loveday. The rapidly-growing school saw its enrollment hit a record high, graduation rates break records and SAT scores improve more than any public school in the state. …

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SCWS Student Attends National 4-H Congress as South Carolina Delegate

December 6, 2016

Columbia, SC – Over Thanksgiving break, SC Whitmore School student, Ashlyn Whittemore, joined over 1,000 delegates from around the country to participate in the 96th National 4-H Congress. Conference activities included workshops, service learning projects, and other activities focused on civic engagement, youth-adult partnerships, and professional development. National 4-H Congress, a 96-year long 4-H tradition, …

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SCWS Holds Beta Club Induction Ceremony

November 21, 2016

Columbia, SC – The SC Whitmore School chapter of The National Beta Club inducted seven new members during an annual ceremony this month. The National Beta Club is a service organization for middle and high school students that promotes academic excellence, character, service, and leadership. The Beta Club’s mission originated with Dr. John Harris, a …

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SC Whitmore School Invited to Present at National Conference

October 31, 2016

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Whitmore School, a virtual public charter school, was invited to give a presentation at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium which was held last week in San Antonio, Texas. Kim Dunbar (lead school counselor), Casey Donohue (attendance coordinator), Erin Rivers (academic coach) and Michelle Bishop (compliance coordinator) gave …

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SC Whitmore School Announces Largest Enrollment in School History

October 17, 2016

Columbia, SC – This year SC Whitmore School, a tuition-free public virtual charter school, saw its largest enrollment since its founding in 2011. To date 425 students have enrolled in SCWS, surpassing 400 students for the first time ever. This is also the earliest the school has reached enrollment capacity in its history. This past …

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Spotlight: SC Whitmore School

October 14, 2016

Kaizen: A Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement in working practices and personal efficiency and effectiveness. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to walk through the doors of SC Whitmore School and meet the educators, staff, and leadership of this virtual high school you wouldn’t be surprised that they’re the living example of “kaizen”. This …

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DATE CHANGE: SC Whitmore School Holds 4th Annual Pizza at the Park

October 3, 2016

Columbia, SC- Due to Hurricane Matthew, South Carolina Whitmore School has changed the date of their annual Pizza at the Park. They will now hold their annual Pizza at the Park on Friday, October 14, 2016 at five different locations throughout the state. The event is open to all and serves as one of the …

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SC Whitmore School Holds 4th Annual Pizza at the Park

September 29, 2016

Columbia, SC- South Carolina Whitmore School is holding their annual Pizza at the Park at five different locations throughout the state on Friday, October 7, 2016. The event is open to all and serves as one of the first field trips for students enrolled in the virtual school. Pizza at the Park gives students an …

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Most Improved SAT Scores in South Carolina

September 28, 2016

Columbia, SC – SC Whitmore School (SCWS), a virtual public charter high school, had the greatest increase in South Carolina in their mean SAT composite score from 2015 to 2016. The scores were determined based on graduating seniors who took the SAT during their senior year. From 2015 to 2016, SCWS saw an increase of …

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SC Whitmore School Debuts New Student Designed Mascot

September 12, 2016

SC Whitmore School Debuts New Student Designed Mascot Columbia, SC – Virtual public charter school, SC Whitmore School, debuted a new mascot today. Built around the school’s signature “W,” Eli – a blue elephant – is the creation of SCWS 12th grader, Sydney Kinard. Kinard is from Elgin, South Carolina. She designed the image of …

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SC Whitmore School to Celebrate New Facility with Open House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

July 20, 2016

Columbia, SC – SC Whitmore School, a tuition-free virtual public charter school based in Columbia, will celebrate the opening of their new home facility in Columbia with an open house event on Friday, August 19th. State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will deliver the keynote address. Lunch will be provided by Pawley’s Front Porch. Upon completion …

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SC Whitmore School Announces Blue Diamond Scholarship Winners

June 13, 2016

Columbia, SC – Eighty-eight seniors received their high school diplomas from SC Whitmore School on Saturday, May 28th, during the school’s spring commencement exercises at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Of those 88 graduates, 12 students received the SCWS Blue Diamond Scholarship of $1,000.00 each Students eligible for the Blue Diamond Scholarship must earn a minimum GPA of 4.0 in SCWS …

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88 Students Graduate from SC Whitmore School

May 28, 2016

Columbia, SC – Eighty-eight seniors received their high school diplomas from SC Whitmore School today during the school’s spring commencement exercises at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Principal John Loveday acknowledged the hard work of the graduates, underscoring the importance of the students’ dedication to academic success. “I admire each and every one of you, and I …

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88 Seniors to Graduate from SC Whitmore School this Weekend

May 24, 2016

Columbia, SC – Eighty-eight seniors will be receiving their high school diplomas from SC Whitmore School this Saturday during the school’s spring commencement exercises at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. SCWS is a leader in offering unique learning environments to its students. Since 2012, over 200 students from across South Carolina have graduated from SCWS. Principal …

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SC Whitmore School Announces Partnership with 100 Yards Football Academy

May 3, 2016

Columbia, SC – SC Whitmore School announced on Tuesday that they will serve as the education partner for the 100 Yards Football Academy, which was formally announced yesterday at a press conference in Greenville. 100 Yards Football Academy will be the football division of 22 Feet Group, a well-known basketball academy based in Greenville, South Carolina. …

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SC Whitmore School Honored at State House on its 5th Anniversary

April 14, 2016

Chapin, SC – Last month the South Carolina House of Representatives honored the SC Whitmore School with a House Resolution on their fifth anniversary. The House lauded SCWS’s significant work educating students across South Carolina. Attending the ceremony was the founding school principal, Ellen Ray, as well as the current principal, John Loveday. Founded in …

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