Polaris Tech 'Launch Event' open house set Oct. 25 as applications open for next school year.

Contact: Dr. Melissa Crosby, executive director, 843-645-0605 or melissacrosby@polaristech.org

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.

The Open House, also called the Polaris Tech Launch Event, starts at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and goes until 7 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to meet teachers and administrators, learn how the school's approach to teaching and learning is different and more effective, and see presentations by students. Tours of the new 28,000-square foot facility will be available as well.

The school is on Grays Highway across from the Ridgeland Airport.

Polaris Tech is accepting online student applications for the upcoming school year and possibly for any vacancies this year for grades 6-10, a topic to be discussed at the Launch.

"Our goal with the Launch Event is to thank this wonderful community for coming together to help us 'launch' Polaris Tech, and to share what we are doing to help improve learning in the Lowcountry," said retired Air Force four-star General Lloyd "Fig" Newton, a founding member of the Polaris Tech Charter School Planning Committee.
 
Students currently in grades 6-10 are encouraged to apply early in case seats are available this school year. For the upco1ning school year, students now in grades 5-10 should apply. Polaris Tech will expand in 2019-2020 to serve grades 6-11, and then become a full 6-12 school in 2020-21.
 
To apply, visit http://www.polaristech.org/enroll

"We are thrilled at the community response to what we offer at Polaris Tech, and we are confident our students are going to show tremendous academic gains," Dr. Melissa Crosby, executive director at the school, said.

"With such a high level of excitement, the Planning Board agreed to open applications sooner than usual so we can help more young people get into the pipeline to join us at Polaris Tech," she said.

Polaris Tech is a state-approved charter school to serve middle and high school students from Jasper County and the Lowcountry. It is a free school (no tuition), that focuses on preparing young people for successful work and college.

The Polaris Tech academic emphasis will be on six career areas: Aerospace, Health Science, Information Technology, Logistics, Advanced Manufacturing, and Business Management.

To keep updated about Polaris Tech Charter School, follow them on Facebook and at www.polaristech.org. For specific questions, email info@polaristech.org or call 843-645-0605.