The faint smell of honey permeates the air around the buzzing beehive. A little girl sits at the small table in the library of Sullivan's Island Elementary School, her face inches from thousands of bees as she watches them in their six specific roles — the queen laying eggs, the housekeepers cleaning the tall double-sided glass hive, the nurses feeding the baby bees as they emerge from the golden honeycomb, the scouts tumbling out of a clear tube into the garden outside, exploring the neighborhood for undiscovered flowers, the guards protecting the hive from intruders, and the foragers on the hunt for nectar to feed the colony.
The Post and Courier
By: David Quick
The MSA Running Club started off small, but excitement has helped it to grow. The club now includes 62 Kindergarten, first-, second- and third-grade students.
Ashlyn is one of the first people I meet at Meeting Street Academy. As soon as I step into her classroom, this petite, sweet-faced kindergartner takes a break from the lesson that one of her teachers, Ms. Lambert, is giving to walk over and welcome me to her classroom. "Hello, welcome to Meeting Street Academy. My name is Ashlyn," she says, looking me in the eye and smiling as she speaks.
The spectacular success that a private school, Meeting Street Academy, is having at educating students from this socio-economic background warrants close examination. In addition to providing insights into principles, policies and procedures that work well in the classroom, it is dispelling myths about who can learn and demonstrating how effective autonomous schools can be.
At Meeting Street Academy, 3-year-old students tend to start out at an academic deficit. But by the end of first grade, they score well above the national norm and very close to the nation's independent schools.
Eight-year-old Guiliana McKinney can't wait to go back to school today. She's missed the karate, art and tennis lessons offered by Meeting Street Academy, and she's looking forward to taking those and being in a brand-new $4.5 million school.
A private academy for low-income students that dedicated a new building in Charleston on Monday and opened a new campus in Spartanburg last week is a model for schools across South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley said.
Dressed in their best, students arrived for the first day of school at the brand new Meeting Street Academy on Monday.
Supporters and community members celebrated the impending opening of Meeting Street Academy’s new Spartanburg location Tuesday afternoon.
Meeting Street Academy — Spartanburg (MSA-S), modeled after Meeting Street Academy — Charleston, will open its doors in July 2012 to 40 children ages 3 and 4. Adding one grade level in each subsequent year through fifth grade, children attending MSA-S will be given an opportunity to complete their elementary education in an environment that focuses on laying a solid academic foundation in preparation for a successful educational experience.
A new private school is scheduled to open its doors to the Spartanburg community in July.
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Private school for underprivileged students aims for all to go to college and become community leaders.