Welcome to the Spartanburg Academic Movement


Our goal is to create a cultural shift in Spartanburg County to one that values educational achievement from cradle to career. We are an all-in partnership of education, business, government, foundation, community and faith leaders across Spartanburg County in pursuit of high levels of academic success for all our children.  We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

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Any donation to SAM makes a vital contribution to the long-term success of our community and its residents.

 Know Us

Learn about our mission, history, our vision and leadership.      

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How It Works

Learn more about the national model that drives our organization.

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The Latest

Find out what we've been up to and hear some of Spartanburg's success stories.

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There is a place for everyone in the Movement:

families,  Nonprofits, Businesses, Industries

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SAM Chapters tell the story

Every year, We publish progress updates on academic performance, and on Partners’ efforts to reach our county-wide goals.  Each update reveals more of the picture of education in our community and how it is changing. 

Chapters of SAM's story are released annually and may be downloaded here.

SAM Preface – 2014

SAM Preface – 2014

SAM Chapter 1 – 2015

SAM Chapter 1 – 2015

SAM Chapter 2 - 2016

SAM Chapter 2 - 2016

Profile of the South Carolina Graduate

a guiding vision

Developed by TRANSFORM SC a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents and policy makers working with the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, The Profile of the South Carolina Graduate is the shared vision of the knowledge, skills, and characteristics needed for students to be successful in higher learning and careers. Adoped by the SC Department of Education in 2015 it continues to serve as the guiding vision for all working to ensure our students to embody these traits by the time they graduate, enabling them to be fully prepared for careers, college and citizenship. 

Parents or Guardians

For helpful information and resources, be sure to check out our resource room