Navarros’ scholarships provide good news for local students, community

Navarros’ scholarships provide good news for local students, community

Brian Hicks | Post and Courier Kaiasia Williams is an impressive young woman by any standard. She will graduate from Burke High this week with a resume that includes a long list of awards for academic achievement and leadership skills, multiple wins in engineering competitions and four years with the...

Meeting Street Scholarship’s inaugural class goes to college with hope

Brian Hicks | Post and Courier The four college-bound freshmen sat on a small stage, recalling the things that had brought them there. Their stories were similar, whether they came from Stall High, James Island Charter, West Ashley or Wando. They all had GPAs north of 4.0, which they’d kept...

Meeting Street Schools award over 100 teachers bonuses in first year of incentive program

By Libby Stanford The Post and Courier, JUL 16, 2021 Meeting Street Schools, the Charleston-based nonprofit organization that runs public-private elementary schools throughout the state, awarded over 100 teachers bonuses for the 2020-21 school year. The bonuses, which were given based on student performance, averaged around $5,000 per teacher with...

Meeting Street Provides Model On How $3 Billion In Federal Dollars Could Be Invested

By Jennifer Berry Hawes, Seanna Adcox and Libby Stanford with The Post and Courier May 22, 2021 The mantra became accepted wisdom: South Carolina’s public schools have struggled for decades due to a crippling lack of money. And what they did get was hampered by enough bureaucratic morass to stifle...

Meeting Street Academy Class of 2021 earns $1.5 Million in middle and high school scholarships, acceptance to top schools.

Part of Meeting Street Schools 20-year commitment to students and families from early childhood education to the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund Charleston, SC - The twenty fifth grade students in Meeting Street Academy’s graduating class of 2021 have collectively earned over $1.5 million in scholarships to attend some of Charleston’s...

New Playground Opens at Denny’s Plaza

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The Watoto Ensemble to Perform at Annual “Light the Lake” Holiday Event

Come out and celebrate the holiday season and catch a performance by The WatotoAcademy of Performing Arts at Colonial Lake's annual holiday event: Light the Lake! Click here for more information on the event.

Stage & Screen Calendar

Find more info on upcoming Charleston events here. ‘That Sweet Soul Music’ What: Meeting Street Schools and the Watoto Academy of Performing Arts present their “That Sweet Soul Music” community concert, a musical journey that honors the music and artists responsible for creating soul music. When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 22...

Charleston Area Students to Perform in Free Concert Showcasing History of Soul Music in America

By Alexis Simmons | May 19, 2019 at 9:45 AM EDT - Updated May 19 at 9:47 AM Watch the video here.  CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Meeting Street Schools and the WatotoAcademy of the Performing Arts are partnering for a family-friendly production highlighting the history of Soul Music in America....

WatotoAcademy’s Love America Concert Series: That Sweet Soul Music

May 22, 2019 Free Community Event: A Celebration of Soul Music performed by the students of Meeting Street Schools Register Here  

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