Charter high schools in Greenville County, South Carolina can’t participate in middle-school events designed to inform students and parents about high school choices, reports the Greenville News.
“Our schools are not to be used for the recruitment efforts of the charter schools,” LaBarbara Sampson, the district’s director of guidance programs, wrote in an e-mail to school counselors across the district. “If a parent needs/wants to find out about a particular charter school, they can get all the information on that school from the school’s Web site.”
Several charter schools are affiliated with Greenville Tech and offer a chance to earn college credits while in high school.
Greenville Tech Charter High had a 98 percent graduation rate last spring, with 100 percent of the class planning to attend a two-year or four-year college, according to the school. Of its 93 graduates, 63 completed 15 hours or more of college credit, with eight receiving associate degrees from Greenville Tech along with their high school diploma.
Recruiting students is not a problem, says the principal, but those who’d benefit the most from the program may not know it’s an option.
Via Cato @ Liberty.