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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.

As architects and engineers finalize construction plans for the new Polaris Tech Charter School in Ridgeland, the steering committee is seeking an Executive Director to lead the school and prepare for the August opening.

Eight community and parent information sessions are set across Jasper County over the next six weeks to share details and how to apply to the Lowcountry’s newest state cha...

Polaris Tech Charter School, a new college- and career-focused middle and high school in Jasper County, will be located in a Ridgeland facility built by True North Companies of Roswell, Georgia.

Polaris Tech, a new college- and career-focused state charter school in Jasper County scheduled to open in 13 months, will be located in a 35,000 square-foot facility in Ridgeland, organizers announced today.

Polaris Tech, a new college- and career-focused state charter school in Jasper County scheduled to open in 13 months, will be located in a 35,000 square-foot facility in Ridgeland, organizers announced today.​ “We are thrilled at this news. It’s a big step for Polaris Tech and Jasper County to have a site near the center of the county,” said retired four-star Air Force General Lloyd “Fig” Newton, a founding member of the Polaris Tech Charter School Committee and Jasper County native.

Polaris Tech Charter School is on its way to reality after earning approval from the State Public Charter School District Board during a hearing in Columbia Thursday, May 11.

“On this last day of our application cycle, it is clear that education and community leaders are stepping up like never before to create high quality, innovative charter schools in the state of South Carolina", Elliot Smalley, SCPCSD Superintendent.

“The (Polaris) Charter Committee represents an impressive group of individuals who are all clearly committed to providing high-quality school options to the students of the Lowcountry, and the proposed school is rooted in a clearly identified need for additional career technology education options,” the S.C. Public Charter School District review team wrote in recommending the approval.

Polaris Tech Charter School is on hold for 60 days to allow the steering committee to address questions raised during a hearing today with the State Public Charter School District Board.

“We appreciate all the families and community leaders who came to us and enthusiastically endorsed our ideas for improving career education opportunities in Jasper County and the Lowcountry,” retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, a member of the Polaris steering committee and native son of Jasper County, said in the release. “This region is poised for tremendous economic growth, and we need to start right now to prepare our population for those jobs. Polaris Tech is part of that answer.”