• Our school has a rich tradition in developing innovative and unique programs for our students.  We have received district, state, and national recognitions through grants and certifications.

    • Ezra Keats Grant Winner (2009):   Catawba River Project w/ the Museum of YC   (Heather Gregory, Melisa Smith, Ashley Ghent, and Susan Dixon)   
    • Kohl's Volunteer Program Grant (2010):  Organized by Gail Abernathy
    • YC Arts Council (2010) - "Nutcracker Suite" - Heather Gregory
    • Target Field Trip Grant (2010):  Alyson Grubaugh and Shandra Tisdale
    • RH Foundation Grant (2011):  "Let's Go Lego" - Heather Gregory
    • RH Foundation Grant (2012):  "Starbooks Cafe" - Melisa Smith
    • RH Foundation Grant (2014):  "Show on the Road" - Heather Gregory
    • RH Foundation Grant (2014):  "Lego Robotics" - Jean Whitesides, Jacob Moree, and Melisa Smith
    • RH Foundation Grant (2015):  "Knight Way" - Gail Abernethy
    • RH Foundation Grant (2015):  "Bucket Drumming" - Katie Abril
    • RH Foundation Grant (2015):  "3D Printing" - Jacob Moree and Melisa Smith
    • RH Foundation Grant (2016):  "Work Hard, Play Hard" - Heather Gregory and David McKeown
    • RH Foundation Grant (2016):  "Puzzle-Based Learning" - Melisa Smith
    • RH Fountdation Grant (2017):  "One Author, One School" - Jacob Moree, Lisa Baker, and Patty Taylor
    • RH Foundation Grant (2017):   "Music Library" - Katie Abril
    • RH Foundation Grant (2017):    "Save the Drama for the Classroom" - Melisa Smith, Jean Whitesides
    • RH Foundation Grant (2017):    "Makerspace Games":  Heather Gregory and Melisa Smith

    State and National Achievement Awards:

    • Palmetto Silver Award (2010 and 2011)
    • SC School of Character Award 2013
    • Palmetto Gold: 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
    • National Board Certified Teachers:  Lisa Baker, Anna Echols Ashley Ghent, Melisa Smith, and Catherine Williams