Education

Public Education

Colleton County School District

www.colleton.k12.sc.us

Colleton County School District is comprised of a single district that includes 7 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school and 1 career technology center. Its mission is to ensure that all students meet or exceed state standards in preparation to become productive citizens. The district serves approximately 6,000 students.

 

Thunderbolt Career & Technology Center

www.thunderboltcareercenter.com

1069 Thunderbolt Road
Walterboro, SC 29488
P: 843-782-4514
F: 843-538-3009


Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center serves approximately 8oo students each semester on a block schedule in one or more of fifteen instructional labs. Program offerings include fifteen of the sixteen South Carolina Career Clusters and twenty of the twenty-nine individual Graduation Plans (IGP).


 

Private Education

Colleton Preparatory Academy

165 Academy Road
Walterboro, SC 29488-8252
Phone: 843-538-8959
www.colletonprep.org

North Walterboro Christian Academy

www.nwcawarriors.com
2177 North Jefferies Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: 843-539-1618

Faith Baptist Academy

www.faithbaptistchurch.us
64 Hendersonville Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: 843-538-2269

New Hope Christian School

P.O. Box 55
Islandton, SC 29929

Community Christian Academy

15893 Bells Highway
Lodge, SC 29082
Phone: 843-866-7436


 

Higher Education

 

University of South Carolina Salkhatchie Logo

uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie campus is located at 807 Hampton Street in Walterboro, in the heart of the historic district.


Offering the first two years of almost any major offered by the University of South Carolina, USC Salkehatchie awards associate degrees but also, through partnership with sister four-year campuses, provides all the course work for Bachelor’s Degrees in Liberal Studies, Organizational Leadership, Nursinig and Elementary Education.


USC Salkehatchie offers students the best of both worlds – a University of South Carolina education but with a small college atmosphere. Faculty at USC Salkehatchie are USC faculty, approved by their respective USC department. Their main emphasis is teaching and class average sizes are 22. This gives students a unique opportunity to learn. Students enjoy ease of transition from USC Salkehatchie to USC four-year campuses. A simplified process allows them to change campuses by completing one simple form and acceptance is guaranteed as long as all academic requirements are met.


Tuition is very reasonable at USC Salkehatchie. For 2011-2012, in-state students paid $2,850 in tuition per semester. All federal and state financial aid programs are available. Students who graduate from high school with a 3.0 or higher qualify for LIFE scholarship which pays 90% of their tuition. USC Salkehatchie has a full academic scholarship program as well. Students who graduate in the top 10% of their class or score 1000 or better on the SAT may apply for academic scholarships in addition to LIFE. Salkehatchie Scholars is a new scholarship program that pays all of the expense, including books, of students who qualify academically for the program.

 

Enrollment for USC Salkehatchie is just under 1100 students in the AA and AS programs. About 100 more students are enrolled in the four-year degree programs on campus.


The USC Salkehatchie Campus is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and competes in Region X. The Indians field teams in men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s basketball.


If you would like more information about our campus, visit our website at USCSalkehatchie.sc.edu Or contact the campus at 843-549-6314.


 

Workforce Training

Colleton Career Skills Center

1085 Thunderbolt Drive
Walterboro, SC 29488
P: 843-538-1613

The Colleton Career Skills Center is a joint effort between Colleton County and the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) to provide industry-relevant certified skills for the local unemployed workforce. To learn more about TCL programs you may visit their website at www.tcl.edu.