Charleston’s Live5 News put the spotlight on Lowcountry Acceleration Academy in its Parent Survival Guide program this week. The story by reporter Aisha Taylor reported:
A new charter academy will be opening its doors soon and giving Lowcountry students in danger of not graduating another option to get their diploma.
English teacher Bria Burke-Koskela is eager to start her 7th year of teaching high school English. This year will be a little different as she will be one of several English coaches at Lowcountry Acceleration Academy.
“It’s meant to help students who have had difficulty in a traditional environment or had trauma in a traditional environment,” Burke-Koskela said.
The charter school allows students in-person and virtual options. Academy Director Dr. Jacinta Bryant says the school is open to students with academic challenges, social and emotional difficulties or work and family responsibilities that don’t have time for a regular school schedule.
She says they will also be providing transportation.
“Our students learn better when they are on a more personalized pathway,” Bryant said. “As a teacher you always want to be the best resource for your kids.”