ALPINE - Winterboro High School has been nominated for another award. This one recognizes not only achievement, but also improvement.
Winterboro is competing to be one of six schools in the nation chosen to receive the annual Panasonic National School Change Awards.
Three years ago, the Winterboro administration and faculty embraced what Superintendent Suzanne Lacey calls “project-based learning.” As a result, Lacey says, “The school culture, the way in which teachers deliver instruction, and really the way that students are learning and grasping material” has changed for the better.
Students now take more responsibility for their own success. Nearly 70 percent of this year’s seniors have been accepted to college, the graduation rate has improved every year and the drop-out rate has dropped to zero.
Principal Craig Bates will learn later this month if Winterboro will receive the award, but even without the award, he knows his school is setting a new standard for quality education.
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