The Upstate SC

VOL11ISS1 2015

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 65 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 11 — ISSUE 1 EDUCATION of learning in its students and begins teaching skills that prepare them for success starting their very frst day on campus. Located in downtown Greenville, Haynsworth Private School was started in 1921 by Mrs. Madelyn Haynsworth as an endeavor to give students a superior education program in a stimulating and nurturing environment for social and intellectual development. A school for children in K2 Preschool-3rd grade, the school prides itself on small classes with a more individualized approach to learning. Late stay programs and summer explorer camps also make the school a popular choice. The school provides an enriching experience in the classroom, fne arts, foreign language, technology and physical education. Its staff is continuously improving upon already impressive training. Teachers attend summer school, seminars and workshops to develop methods that refect awareness of current educational trends. Parental involvement is key to the success at Haynsworth. Interested parents representing each grade compose a Parent Advisory Committee, and this committee works with the administration to plan events, coordinate fundraisers, and serve as a liaison between families and staff. Another private school is Christ Church Episcopal School (CCES), which believes in the importance of family and worship in the education of a child. Long considered one of the area's most prestigious academic institutions, CCES seeks to give its students a well rounded experience beyond the educational experience— the school also enables its students to fulfll their social, physical and spiritual potential. Offering a K-12th grade curriculum, CCES has a transitional system in which students from kindergarten through fourth grade attend Lower School; ffth through eighth grade then move into the more independent Middle School; and ninth through twelfth graders are in the academically challenging Upper School. A dedicated faculty, small classes and well-balanced >> Outstanding teachers are at the center of student achievement in Green- ville County Schools. GCS boasts 667 National Board Certifed teachers, rank- ing us 13th in the nation of 14,000 school districts. All teachers are fully certifed and 99% are Highly Quali- fed by national standards. With more than 72,000 students, we are the larg- est school system in South Carolina and the nation's 46th largest district. About 10,000 students (15%) attend school on choice.

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