Felton Laboratory School Receives Palmetto Gold Award

Friday, May 27, 2011

Felton LabFelton Laboratory School is one of the top performing schools in the state and has earned the title of “Palmetto Gold School” for its academic achievements. The South Carolina Department of Education has named Felton Laboratory School a Palmetto Gold School for the second year.  In the academic year of 2004-2005, Felton Laboratory School received the Palmetto Gold Award.

Dr. Gloria Winkler, interim director of Felton Laboratory School, is excited about receiving the Palmetto Gold Award.  "Receiving a Palmetto Gold Award in the state of South Carolina is an honor,” says Winkler. Established by the Education Accountability Act, the awards program recognizes schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance, high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gaps. Felton Laboratory School received a certificate of recognition and an award flag.

“This award was won through the efforts of many people,” says Winkler.  Dr. Mick Zais, who serves as the state of South Carolina’s superintendent of education, further congratulated Felton Laboratory School on their dedication, hard work, individual efforts and leadership. Under the leadership of former director, Dr. Loretta Leaphart, the school also received a 2010-2011 annual school report gross rating of excellent.

Felton Laboratory School’s mission is to promote excellence in learning and instruction. In partnership with SC State University, Felton Laboratory School provides opportunities for future educators to become highly qualified.

For additional information about Felton Laboratory School’s highest academic honor, contact Dr. Gloria Winkler at (803) 536-8565.