Mission: To provide a safe and individualized educational experience that stimulates academic achievement and personal empowerment for abused, neglected, abandoned or homeless children.
Programs: The palmetto school at the children's attention home was organized under the sc charter school act in 2004. Since that time the school has served over 500 children. The school was developed to meet the educational needs of children who were living at the children's attention home, an emergency shelter for children that have been removed from parental custody by the department of social services due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Prior to the school's charter, the children living at the home attended school in local elementary and middle schools. Because the children had been removed from their homes and moved to an unfamiliar location, they struggled in school. The palmetto school at the children's attention home was developed as a safe environment, with smaller classes that provides individualized educational services to meet the needs of each child.
This is a small school that serves the most vulnerable of children who have been abused or neglected and removed from their homes. There are three multidimensional classrooms that work amazingly well. The children I have observed have grown and developed and increased their level of education in large stretches. They are in a safe place, physically attached to the emergency safe harbor in which they live and they learn to trust and develop their learning ability. It is truly a place of miracles with teachers, a principal and staff that are passionate about serving.