No excuses.  Every child must be ready to learn to read when they enter school.  They must be reading to learn by third grade.  They must succeed in eighth grade math to manage the rigors of high school math and science.  They must graduate high school prepared to achieve a post-secondary credential enabled to fulfill career ambitions involving vocational certification or college graduation.

Fortunately for us, the schools of the seven districts of Spartanburg County have awakened to the challenges of the knowledge economy.  Their culture is changing.  They are on the move … innovating, reinventing, accelerating, supporting.  

The Spartanburg Academic Movement calls upon the rest of us – children, parents, neighbors, faith communities, small and large employers, non-profits, foundations – all of us in Spartanburg County to join as partners in the Movement, awakening to the crucial importance of academic achievement for every child, pre-school to post-secondary, cradle to career.