Success in South Carolina

Congratulations to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) in South Carolina on their academic success! Ten schools in the district were recently recognized by the State Department of Education for their excellent performance in 2015.

Two KCSD schools – Doby’s Mill Elementary and Lugoff Elementary – implemented the LitART program last year and they have been honored with a Gold Award for general school performance. Lugoff Elementary also received a Silver Award for closing the achievement gap between minority groups.

As the KCSD website explains, “The Palmetto Gold and Silver awards honor the top performing schools in our state,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan.  “I greatly appreciate the extraordinary efforts of our staff, students and families to earn recognition at this level.”

The LitART reading curriculum helps students build literacy skills and increase reading comprehension and fluency. Our curriculum uses both classic and contemporary books to engage students and make reading and writing fun. We carefully choose award-winning stories that resonate with readers from different cultures in order to make literacy relatable and accessible for students from all backgrounds.

Keep up the great work, KCSD!