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 231 points in their SAT composite score. In addition to SCWS’s success, three out of the top five schools with the largest increase in mean SAT composite scores across South Carolina came from public charter schools.
The students’ success can be credited to the unique learning atmosphere of SCWS. In a self-paced learning environment the emphasis is on individual success, were teachers can invest more time in promoting student achievement. The results of this approach are proven in the mean SAT composite scores from the previous school year.
“We are very proud of the incredible achievement by the graduating seniors of SC Whitmore School,” SCWS Principal John Loveday said. “Our school’s teachers and staff work hard to make an impact on the student body everyday. To have our students ranked at the top proves that their hard work and dedication to their education is producing results.”
Founded in 2011, SC Whitmore School is a virtual charter high school that is a free, public institution and part of the South Carolina Public Charter School District. Past graduates have enrolled in colleges and universities across the country. It’s strong academics are credited to encouraging students to take ownership of their education through independent learning and responsibility needed in self-paced classroom environments.
Media Contact: Madeline Griffith
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