North Charleston's Garrett Academy of Technology has been honored with the 2008-09 Dinstinguished Title I School for Overall Achievement award.
The magnet school accepts students from all over the county and is the only school in South Carolina to receive the award due to high English and math scores.
An overwhelming 74% of Garrett's students come from poor families, and 70% proceed to higher schools following graduation. -- They must be doing something right.
Nancy Busbee, the state director of the Office of Federal and State Accountability, told The Post and Courier:
The schools we're honoring hold their students to high standards and are serious about improving children's learning ...
Their creative approaches, programs and education techniques can serve as examples to help other Title I schools achieve success.
Keep up the good work Garrett Academy of Technology!