We Advance SC Education + Workforce
We are a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents, and policy makers transforming the public education system so that every student graduates prepared for careers, college, and citizenship.
TransformSC was launched in 2013 as a collaboration of business leaders, educators, students, parents, and policy makers transforming the public education system so that every student graduates prepared for careers, college, and citizenship. During its initial phase, TransformSC partnered with 73 schools from 29 districts, including 7 districts in their entirety, that implemented innovative practices that reached every student, classroom, and teacher. These inaugural TransformSC schools laid the groundwork for the continuing work of TransformSC.
What is a Transformed Classroom?
TransformSC has identified innovative practices that help students achieve the knowledge, skills, and characteristics in the Profile of the Graduate. It is the mission of TransformSC to implement some or all of these characteristics in a new model of learning designed to meet the needs of the students across the state. Those practices include:
- World-Class Knowledge | Rigorous standards in language arts and math for career and college readiness, as well as mastery of multiple languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), arts and social sciences.
- Real-World Skills | Creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, teamwork, communication, information, technology, and knowing how to learn
- Life & Career Characteristics | Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Direction, Work Ethic, Global Perspective, Interpersonal Skills
TransformSC authored the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate, which was codified by the SC General Assembly in 2016. The skills and characteristics of the Profile remain those most desired by the business community.