A Message from the Director...
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Genesis Education Center, or GEC, the Flexible Learning Center. At GEC our doors open early and close late. That is because there are a number of programs housed under the same roof.
One such program housed at GEC is Jumpstart. Jumpstart is a program in which over-aged 8th grade students are given a rigorous 9th grade curriculum during the 2nd semester of their 8th grade year. Students have the opportunity to earn 5 units: English I, Algebra I, Biology, World History, IBA, and Physical Education. Successful completion of these five units means the students will go to high school the following school year as 10th graders!
Another program that is housed at GEC is Afternoon Credit Recovery. Each Monday and Wednesday afternoon, from 4:00-6:00, students from Greenwood High and Emerald High meet in one of our computer labs and use the computer program Compass Learning to attempt to make up credit that was initially missed.
The Refocus Academy is also housed at GEC. This program is a short term intervention in which students are assigned by the disciplinary hearing board, in lieu of expulsion, or by the Assistant Superintendant for Administration, with principal’s recommendation. This program is incentive laden and is designed to return students to their home schools after proving they have changed their behavior, attitudes, attendance , and/or grades.
GEC is also home to Greenwood County’s Adult Education program. Monday through Thursday there are two sessions for their students: one in the early morning and another in the late afternoon. Students in this program take classes to help them prepare for the GED.
As you can see, there are many different programs at GEC to meet the varied needs of our students. Visit frequently, as there are more programs in development. We are constantly adjusting our programs to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.