As part of Lead Academy’s program to cultivate career interests within its students, the college visits will provide learning opportunities that are unique to college campuses. Students may begin to explore different majors and will learn about the many aspects of college life.
“Spending time on a college campus and learning about the academic and extracurricular activities that are available helps middle school students to imagine what it would be like if they were in college, and it even helps to demystify misconceptions,”
Since every student in the diverse population of Lead Academy commits to eventually pursue a four-year college degree, it is meaningful and necessary for its students to connect the achievement of their career goals with a path through college.
Lead Academy students will be able to meet these goals by experiencing college life in a variety of settings at different universities. Trips are planned for eight campuses in North and South Carolina and Georgia. The students have already visited the bioengineering labs of Clemson University. Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. is the next scheduled visit, and the tour will be coupled with a visit to a nearby attraction as well.
Lead Academy is a free charter school in Greenville County for fifth through eighth grade students. Educational excellence, diversity and discipline are the school’s core values. The administration and teachers of Lead Academy invest in every student to equip them with skills for future success.