Learning Communities Within a High School

Designed around five small learning interests, Colleton County High School in Walterboro, South Carolina is a different kind of high school.  Cliff Warren, Colleton County High School’s principal, talks about the unique design of this campus, as well as its academic approach of preparing students for career and college.  With five schools within a school, it has the feel of a college, while, at the same time, it provides a more family like atmosphere than the normal campus of 1,600 students.

Their approach allows for much more of a customized learning plan than traditional high schools.  Warren discusses the role of broadband and its ability to extend school to the home.   Lastly he touches upon the program they are starting with Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative to create a daily news show that informs both the high school students as well as the community at large.

This video interview made possible by Calix, Inc.