In a unanimous vote on July 19th, 2022, the Bridges Preparatory School Board Voted to accept a Salary Scale that would make their teachers among the highest paid in South Carolina.
This is a great evening for our school community. Our students and families deserve to have the best educators in their classrooms, and with the support of our board we will be able to recruit and retain great educators for years to come with our competitive salary and amazing school environment, said Gary McCulloch CEO of Bridges Preparatory School.
Our first-year teachers will start at $51,500, with bonuses. This is an incredible commitment to the teaching profession. Our teachers deserve no less.
Our board is committed to Bridges Preparatory School becoming a flagship school in the state.
In another strategic move, Bridges Preparatory School committed to entering into an agreement with The Governors School of South Carolina.
This extraordinary opportunity will offer an intensive virtual engineering program called "Accelerate" to our High School offerings.
This program is designed to develop the analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills of South Carolina's next generation of engineers by providing 10th-12th grade students with an integrated set of advanced courses in science, engineering, mathematics, and English.
Students selected for the Governors School cohort will complete honors courses and dual-enrollment courses as a first-year undergraduate student would through Clemson and USC.
Bridges Preparatory School is committed to offering academic programming at the highest level with this partnership, as well as our move to the implementation of new AP courses for advanced studies.
Bridges Preparatory School has added a rigorous curriculum towards accelerated studies, that will set our students up for high-level academic accomplishments for many years to come.
We have built an amazing school community that we are very excited about. We will be soliciting the assistance of parents, community leaders, business partners, teachers, students, and administrators to craft our 5-year strategic plan.
This is an amazing time to be a Buccaneer. Let's celebrate where we are and get even more excited about where our momentum will take us.