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SC Whitmore Named Best Charter School in the Irmo Chapin Life

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Columbia, SC – SC Whitmore School (SCWS), a Columbia based virtual public charter high school and member school of the SC Public Charter School District, was named the 2022 Best Charter School by the Irmo Chapin Life. Irmo Chapin Life Magazine started in 2018, to share community news. The magazine distributes 28,000 copies bi-monthly in the community with more than 60,000 readers a month. This year over 15,000 votes were cast during the Best of the Irmo Chapin Life contest.

SCWS was founded in 2011, in order to support at-risk youth and to provide a high-quality online public educational option to students across South Carolina. Over that period of time, more than 800 students have graduated from SCWS, while being fully prepared for both college and career and 18 students have received the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship since 2011. Most recently the class of 2021 earned more than $750,000 in scholarships and 76% of the class of 2021 earned a 3.0 or higher for their academic work at SC Whitmore School.

Graduates have credited their academic success to SC Whitmore’s innovative approach to education. SC Whitmore School provides a personalized curriculum and online learning platform, which allows students to accelerate in courses they are strong in, while also taking the time they need to catch up in other courses. SCWS has a motto of #SchoolYourWay which allows all students the opportunity to thrive, with the support and guidance of highly qualified, trained, and certified professional educators.

Executive Director Kim Dunbar said, “We were thrilled to receive the news that we were voted the Best Charter School in the Irmo Chapin Life. We strive to be a school that supports students in their educational journey and their goals for after graduation. It is great to get this positive feedback and know that we are positively impacting the live of our students. We look forward to continuing to grow and improve to best serve students all over the state of South Carolina.”

The SCWS Principal, Ebone’ Adams, is very proud of the school’s accomplishments.

“We want our students to have a positive and authentic educational experience,” said Adams. “We do everything in our power to make sure this happens. It is important for us to build a foundation that allows our students to be successful, self-sufficient individuals beyond high school.”

As SCWS continues to grow and is known as an established virtual school in South Carolina, the school continues to see a positive impact on students in communities across our state.

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