About Us

Greer Middle College Charter High School is a public charter high school located on the Benson Campus of Greenville Technical College. Open enrollment allows any student living in South Carolina to attend with no admission test or tuition costs. GMC’s Class of 2017 achieved the second highest ACT scores in the county and exceeded $3. 7M in scholarship offerings.

By sparking creativity and inquisitive thinking through its courses, GMC provides graduates with an unparalleled high school education in a small setting. GMC’s vision promotes a project-based curriculum, offering students a strong academic foundation and the technical training necessary for college.  Currently, 50% of our students are enrolled in college courses made available to them at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate degree while still in high school through GMC’s partnership with Greenville Technical College.

GMC seeks to create a community of learners where mutual respect, trust, integrity, and the pursuit of knowledge are valued.  GMC provides equitable opportunities for all students to acquire an education focused on linkages between technology, careers, and rigorous academics.  We produce graduates who are prepared to enter the global workforce of the 21st century. With the personalized support structure and family atmosphere plus the opportunity for students to partake in dual-credit opportunities in high school, GMC is exceeding the expectations of students and parents.  GMC helps students meet the tasks they set for themselves of seeking challenges to learn and grow during these formative years.

Outstanding Features and Programs

Greenville Technical College Partnership allows students to take college classes while in high school.

Project Based Learning emphasizes the use of critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration by preparing students with the prerequisites to be successful in the 21st-century workplace.

Mastery Learning requires students to earn an 80% in each course to receive credit and allows students to retest or resubmit major assignments that fall below mastery.

Senior Project/Internship enables students to use their knowledge and skills to complete a portfolio, product, and presentation.

Office Hours, Writing Center, and Math Center offer students additional one-on-one academic support.

Community Service encourages both families and students to be involved in the local community.

Sports include Cross-country, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming, Fishing, Golf, Baseball and Track. .


 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Greer Middle College is to provide equitable opportunities for all students to acquire an education focused on linkages among technology, careers, and rigorous academics to produce graduates who are prepared to enter the global workforce of the 21st century. Greer Middle College aspires to create an equitable community of learners in which mutual respect, trust, integrity, and the pursuit of ideas are valued and appreciated. To this end, we commit ourselves:

  • To encourage individuals to be lifelong, passionate pursuers of knowledge;
  • To inspire responsible, self-directed learning;
  • To challenge and expand the comfortable limits of thought and tolerance;
  • To engage in complex thinking, problem-solving, and effective communications;
  • To enable individuals to be skilled processors of information and technology;
  • To prepare individuals for life and learning in a truly global environment where collaboration is essential;
  • To teach that service to the community is integral to the development of the “whole” individual.

 


History

The Greer Middle College Planning Committee received approval to locate a public charter high school on Greenville Technical College’s Greer campus. The committee has two excellent models: Greenville Tech Charter High School (located on the Barton campus) and Brashier Middle College Charter High School (located on the Brashier campus in Simpsonville).

GMC opened in the fall of 2008 with the first freshman class of 100 students. By adding a new freshmen class each year, GMC has reached about 400 students, having their first graduating class in 2012.

Our school admittance is centered on the concept of open enrollment.  Open enrollment allows any student in South Carolina to attend, with no admission tests or tuition. Open enrollment only applies if we have less than applications than space; if we have more applicants than space, by state law, students will be selected by lottery. This ensures that every child wishing to come to our school has an equal opportunity of being accepted. With a mix of challenge and support, the charter school offers students and their parents a unique choice for their high school education.