Authorized as an
IB World School 2010
Magnet School status granted by
Anderson Five Board of Trustees
State Report Card Rating of
2002, 2003, 2004,2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009
Palmetto Silver for Closing the
South Carolina Exemplary
The South Carolina Exemplary Writing Program is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education and governed by the Writing Improvement Coordinating Council. The award is based on an extensive evaluation of instructional programs, with a particular emphasis on the teaching of writing.
Each spring since 1978, SCASA has recognized a few schools which offer excellent instruction and outstanding leaders, augmented by strong family and community involvement and a supportive business community. The selection process includes a comprehensive review of a school's program, focusing on the key question: "What impact is this school making on the lives of students and the community, and is it deserving of the Carolina First Palmetto's Finest Award?"
Red Carpet School does an outstanding job of creating a family-friendly school environment and providing excellent customer service, according to the State Department of Education. Applicants prepare a written application that details their family-friendly philosophies and environments, along with the methods used to self-evaluate those efforts. They are also required to include copies of their schools' communication plans. Schools are judged on a variety of factors, including the exterior and interior appearance of the campus, the way people were treated in person and over the telephone, and the information and programs available for families and visitors.
Flagship of Schools of Promise
1998, 2003, 2006
Anderson School District Five is a Flagship School of Promise District. A district reaches the Flagship Stats after certifying through applications to SCASA. Each school in the distrait is a Flagship Status School and each school has signed the Schools of Promise pledge, established their school-community collaborative process, had their diverse community team in place, set specific measurable goals, showed evidence of their commitment by providing at least three fundamental resources, and have a brief written plan for developing those resources that remain unmet. Our schools offer our students the five fundamental resources: A marketable skill, a relationship with a caring adult, a healthy start, a safe place to be, and opportunities to give back to the community.
The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program was established by the Education Accountability Act of 1998. As an important part of the education accountability system in South Carolina, the Awards program is designed to recognize and rewar“schools
for attaining high levels of absolute performance and schools for attaining high rates of improvement.” The criteria and procedures established for the Palmetto Gold & Silver Awards Program reflect a fundamental belief that all schools, regardless of their socioeconomic status and geographic location, can improve toward high academic standards and excellence and that all children can learn at high levels. Schools will be recognized not only for high levels of student academic achievement, but also for efforts that result in exemplary improvement.