Columbia, S.C. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014
In addition to being the largest graduating class in the five-year history of one of South Carolina’s first online public high schools, members of Provost Academy South Carolina’s Class of 2014 were awarded $643,000 in college scholarships, and qualified for another $1.38 million.
“I am so thrilled to see so many of our students realizing their academic dreams,” commented Provost Academy South Carolina’s Executive Director Stephanie Cagle. “The Provost Academy community of teachers and families works diligently to help our students reach their goals. But it’s each one of these inspired young people who took command of their education to make these achievements happen.”
Sixty-two of the school’s 150 graduates qualified for tuition awards due to their high level of academic achievement. Provost Academy graduates have already been awarded $643,000 from private scholarships and/or from colleges and universities.
In addition, Provost Academy graduates qualified for $1,386,000 in state-funded merit-based scholarships through the LIFE and Palmetto Fellows programs for achievement in, among other things, math and science.
In total, this year’s Provost graduating class qualified to receive up to $2,029,000 in scholarships.
“Science and mathematics are both major parts of our academic focus, and having a sound background in those disciplines is key to success.” Cagle said. “This philosophy is evident in the number of LIFE and Palmetto scholarship qualifiers.”
Brittany Wheeler of Murrells Inlet was awarded a full scholarship to Coastal Carolina University valued at about $9,000 per year from a combination of university and Palmetto Fellows program awards.
“It’s really exciting to see that my tuition and books and everything else is going to be covered because of my grades,” she said.
Brittany won’t turn 17 until midway through her freshman year at Coastal, and credits Provost with allowing her to “double up” her class load and learn at an accelerated pace.
“The advisors and the teachers at Provost put me in all the classes that I requested … and they allowed me to have a very flexible schedule so that I could complete my courses when I had time and when it was right for me,” she said.
Brittany plans to major in bio-chemical engineering with a goal of working in food science when she completes her degree. She said despite the misconception that virtual high school provides a laid-back learning environment, students who want to equal her level of success at Provost have to really buckle down.
“You don’t have all of the distractions of being in a regular classroom setting,” she said. “Pay attention and work as hard as you would in a regular classroom, and you will get a scholarship.”
Provost Academy is an online public charter high school serving students in grades 9 through 12, offering them the choice of a quality online learning experience that is engaging, personal and flexible.
For information about enrollment, call 877-265-3195 or visit us at http://www.sc.provostacademy.com.