Mevers School of Excellence (MSE), the first public charter school in Berkeley County and CSUSA’s first school in South Carolina, held its dedication ceremony this past Nov. 3 in honor of the school’s successful opening and Sonny Mevers, our namesake. Guests included local dignitaries and Berkeley Charter Education Foundation members along with the President and CEO of Charter Schools USA, Jonathan Hage. The school Principal John Spagnolia, Senator Larry Grooms, Representative Bill Crosby, students, staff and parents also attended the special event.
Mevers School of Excellence opened its doors this fall to more than 600 students in grades K-6. The school is the vision of the late Sonny Mevers, a local philanthropist who had a with a goal to bring a high-quality educational option to Berkeley County students. Sadly, Mr. Mevers passed away on the day of the dedication ceremony after years of failing health.
To honor his legacy, November 3 will forever be known as Sonny Mevers day at the Mevers School of Excellence.
MSE is a new 69,212-square-foot school that will ultimately serve 1,145 students in grades K-8. The school currently serves 636 students in grades K-6 with seventh grade being added this upcoming 2018 school year. Eighth grade will be added in subsequent years.
An 8,871-square-foot gymnasium is located on the 10-acre campus, and the building includes 49 classrooms, a multi-purpose room, two art, science, computer and music rooms, an exterior playfield and an exterior tot lot.
The school will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year for grades K-7 starting December 1, 2018. Please visit www.MeversSchoolofExcellence.org for more information and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeversSchoolofExcellence.
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