Lead Academy, a local charter school catering to grades five through eight, welcomes new and returning students for the fall at their new location.  To accommodate enrollment growth, the school now operates out of the Upstate Circle of Friends building located on Ridgeway Drive in Greenville.

The school commemorated their success with a ribbon cutting ceremony this summer at the new facility. Representative Karl Allen and Greenville County Council Chairman, Butch Kirvin attended the ceremony, praising the school for their commitment to providing quality education opportunities to upstate children.

“By moving Lead Academy to this location,” said Rep. Karl Allen “more students will be able to take advantage of the education opportunities offered by Lead.”

Founded in 2010, the charter middle school outgrew its former location in a church in just two years. The relocation to the Upstate Circle of Friends Building allows room for continued growth and provides teachers a more structured education environment.

“We’re thrilled at the opportunities this new facility will afford our students,” said Dr. Paul Thompson, President of the Lead Academy Board of Directors.

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