News13 TV in Myrtle Beach spotlighted the effort to open a new Acceleration Academy in the coastal community of Horry County. If approved in April, the academy would take a planning year and then open in the 2023-24 school year. It would join Lowcountry Acceleration Academy, which has attracted more than 200 students to its North Charleston campus and recently celebrated its first class of graduates.
“A public charter school with a mission to help high school dropouts get their diplomas could open in Horry County next year,” began the News13 story.
“This is about giving these kids hope, and there are so many men and women across this country who don’t have hope for their future, and it’s sad,” said Mark Graves, the co-founder, executive vice president and chief engagement officer for Acceleration Academies, which would manage the school.