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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.

Parents and young people are invited to join Polaris Tech leaders March 17 and 24 to see a hands-on demonstration of project-based learning, a key feature in the new charter school opening in August.

Polaris Tech’s popularity and promise to the young people of Jasper County helped sway the S.C. State Charter School Board of Trustees to increase Polaris Tech’s opening enrollment to 280 students in grades 6-10.

Concrete will be poured in coming days to form the foundation for Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland, SC – with construction and installation of the exterior shell t...

Highly-qualified, innovative and energetic teachers are being hired for Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland, SC, starting today.

Members of the Steering Committee join 843TV to promote Polaris Tech

Golden shovels tipped dirt in Ridgeland Friday morning as Jasper County leaders broke ground for the new Polaris Tech Charter School

Demolition of the former Ridgeland Hospital begins this week, clearing the site for construction of the new Polaris Tech Charter School to open in August.

Starting Sunday Dec. 10, it’s time to apply to Polaris Tech Charter School!

Candidate Review is closing for Executive Director position. The window is closing to apply for executive director of the Lowcountry’s newest state charter school, Polaris Tech in Jasper County – applications must be in hand no later than Thursday, Nov. 30.

Polaris Tech Charter School's facility developer, True North Companies LLC, today finalized purchase of the five and a half-acre property where the new state charter school will be built.

With just over two months until applications are accepted to Polaris Tech, the Lowcountry’s newest charter school, four community and parent information sessions are set across Jasper County through Nov. 6.