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News Release Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Contact: Dr. Melissa Crosby, executive director, 843-645-0605 or     Retired Gen. ‘Fig&rs...

News Release Monday, March 25, 2019 Contact: Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, Governance Chair, Polaris Tech Board of Directors, 813-777-6405   Candidates s...

Coastal Community Foundation, a grant making organization serving coastal South Carolina, announced that 2019 awards from The Beaufort Fund totaled $700,000 to 89 nonprofits fro...

A new charter school that is focused on aeronautics is attracting students from Colleton County. The school, Polaris Tech Charter School, is located in Ridgeland across from t...

What’s so different about Polaris Tech Charter School? Come to the Community Launch Event / Open House Oct. 25 and find out! From larger learning labs and small huddle rooms for team projects, from applied learning across the entire curriculum to career paths with learning and leading in mind, Polaris Tech is taking a different approach to teaching and learning in the Lowcountry.

Polaris Tech Charter School will hold a Community Open House Oct. 25 to showcase the new school and students in Ridgeland, SC. The event was rescheduled to late October due to Hurricane Florence and school closings along the South Carolina coast.

Lowcountry students who will be in grades 6-11 next year are encouraged to apply to Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland for the 2019-2020 school year with the possibility of being admitted this fall in grades 6-10.

Almost 300 students joined Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland Monday, stepping up for a new approach to teaching and learning in the Lowcountry.

Polaris Tech Charter School students will benefit from a different approach to teaching and learning when classes start in August, school leaders say, including Project Lead the Way and other applied learning projects.

Crews are putting the finishing touches on the interior drywall at Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland, SC, and exterior work and landscaping will start after the July 4 holiday.

Jasper County’s Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, a founding member of Polaris Tech Charter School and retired four-star Air Force General, will be inducted Oct. 3 to the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

With the roof and walls in place and drywalling starting, Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland, SC, is back on schedule after delays caused by heavy rains in late May.

Every week the view changes at Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland. Where once an abandoned hospital stood, now a new facility rises for middle and high school students from across the Lowcountry.

As almost 300 students begin enrolling at Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland, Jasper County’s own retired four-star Air Force General Lloyd “Fig” Newton continues to find ways to support the school and his community.

Construction work at Polaris Tech in Ridgeland, SC took a huge leap forward in recent days as crews erected the steel support beams for the 28,000 square-foot facility set to open in August.

With families of hopeful Polaris Tech Charter School students watching, school leaders conducted an open, public lottery Tuesday night to determine which student applicants would be offered enrollment at the new, free, state charter school in Ridgeland.

Polaris Tech Charter School will conduct its first student lottery in a public, open setting Tuesday, April 3, from 6-7 p.m. at the Palmetto Electric community room in Ridgeland.

Dr. Melissa Crosby, a veteran educator, National Board Certified teacher and director of nationally-recognized Cougar New Tech in Walterboro, SC, will be Polaris Tech Charter School’s executive director.