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Origin:

Palmetto Youth Academy (PYA) originated from the long-term passion and persistence of several parents, educators and community members who, not only recognized the need for a more individualized program, but also developed and implemented a plan to effectively meet these diverse needs. This planning committee was established in 2003, the charter application was approved in 2004 and Palmetto Youth Academy opened August 2005.

In 2014, PYA was approved to include students K-5, 1st and 2nd grades to begin during the 2014-2015 school year.  



PYA is chartered for students in K-5 through grade 6. All teachers and paraprofessionals meet SC Highly Qualified Status as required by "No Child Left Behind"

PYA Timeine of Academic Achievement

2005/2006                    First Year of Operation (Baseline for Progress)
2006/2007                    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
2007/2008                    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
2008/2009                    Maintained Achievement
2009/2010                    Maintained Achievement
2010/2011                    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
2011/2012                    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)      SC "Reward School"           
2012/2013                    Significant Progress in All Subjects
                                     State Grade Level TBD