The Low Country Education Consortium (LCEC) is comprised of five school districts (Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester District 2, and Dorchester District 4) located along coastal South Carolina in the Charleston Metro Region. These four districts collaborate in a networked improvement community (NIC) to improve student learning outcomes in South Carolina’s Low Country region.
The LCEC functions as a networked improvement community (NIC) that partners with local business and industry as well as the philanthropic community to improve student outcomes. The LCEC uses the definition of NICs as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The LCEC is a “community of common accomplishment” meaning we exist to accomplish clearly defined, measurable outcomes. In the LCEC’s case those outcomes are tied back to our work with the regional accountability system that is designed to measure student progress on the career and college readiness metrics.
To form a networked improvement community (NIC) to harness the collective wisdom in the Charleston Metro Region partnering with business, industry, and the philanthropic community;
To focus on deeper, meaningful learning that results in students being prepared for both college and career when they graduate from high school;
To focus on three main pillars for improved student learning outcomes – Early Childhood, and Career & College Readiness, Talent Development; and
To develop a regional accountability system that is built upon the needs identified by the local community and that is designed to ensure a talent supply chain for employers.
LCEC Foundations for Success
- Early Childhood
- Career & College Readiness
- Talent Development