Public invited to tour, learn about successful new school
North Charleston, SC – Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative is sponsoring an Open House at Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood, and community members are encouraged to attend.
The school has shown impressive success in its first three years of operation. With the fourth year already underway, the Open House will give community members the chance to tour the facility and learn about the key factors essential to its achievements from school staff and parents.
“Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative has been following Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood’s progress over the years, and we’re encouraged by what we see,” TCCC CEO John C. Read said. “We want the public to see not only that every child can learn, but also how it’s done in one neighborhood Title I school.”
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood
2685 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 Click here for directions.
Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood is a free, public neighborhood school made possible through a public-private partnership between Charleston County School District and Meeting Street Schools. Opened in 2014 to grades Pre-K3 through third, it has grown by a grade each year and in 2018 will serve more than 600 students in Pre-K3 through fifth grade.
The school is open to all families in the district-drawn attendance zone and primarily serves those from under-resourced households. Its students significantly outperform those of similar backgrounds in surrounding schools.
About Meeting Street Schools
Meeting Street Schools (MSS) is a Charleston-based nonprofit that was founded upon the belief that all children deserve an excellent education regardless of their geographic or socioeconomic circumstances, and that all children have the ability to excel in the classroom. Where access to quality public education or affordable private alternatives is severely limited, MSS is providing children with transformational educational opportunities. Meeting Street Schools’ flagship school, Meeting Street Academy-Charleston, opened in 2008 and is a private school serving students in PK3 through fifth grades from under-resourced backgrounds who would otherwise be attending public schools that were failing or below average. The successes at MSA-Charleston have led to two public-private partnership schools: Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood and MSA-Spartanburg.
About the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is a community-wide movement in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, South Carolina focused on improving the quality of life of its citizens and its workforce through education. Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC serves as a catalyst for widespread systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased student success and economic prosperity for all.