New charter school in Charleston County wants kids to go outside classrooms to learn
MCCLELLANVILLE -- Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter, the Lowcountry’s newest charter school, opened in August, and its mission is to develop students who have an intimate knowledge of the community surrounding them.
That means students have taken dozens of field excursion, as they’re called, and educators hope it makes lessons more relevant.
“It’s not about being in a desk,” said Sally I’Anson, the school’s principal. “It’s about learning and getting outside.”
The rural kindergarten through fifth-grade school enrolls 59 students, although it could’ve accept as many as 118. It plans to grow by one grade each year until it has an eighth grade.
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