Spartanburg County’s schools are leading the SAM Partnership … innovating, reinventing, accelerating, and delivering. And SAM is calling on the rest of the County – children, parents, neighbors, faith communities, employers, non-profits, foundations – to awaken to the crucial importance of academic achievement for every child, cradle to career.
The first signers of SAM “Partnership Agreements” were the County’s seven superintendents and its seven college presidents. And these are SAM’s most crucial Partners.
Among Spartanburg County’s greatest assets are its seven school districts. If an “at scale” impact on academic achievement is to be accomplished, it will be owned by the “at scale” providers: our schools.
Our county’s seven districts are competitive, yet collaborative. They innovate; they learn quickly; they build on the successes of one another. Their operations are uniquely structured to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Each of our seven districts is among the leaders in the State on one measure or another. And each is very well led with capable and dedicated teachers and staff.
In fact, our schools are already delivering notable improvements in academic achievement.
County-wide numbers on nearly all of SAM’s core indicators have climbed every year, from 2010 to the present … and the upside gains beyond statewide averages are growing.