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The School Of Advancement

"Education for the Next Generation" Tax ID 81-0708897


The School of Advancement's mission is to help the underrepresented, under-served, rural, and individuals from low socioeconomic status enter into business or technology positions.


We assist our adult students with training and job placement. Our training is focused on helping the student obtain entry level front end web design positions. We provide 3 years minimum of job support after the student graduates.


We provide after school and accelerated learning opportunities to our high school students. 10 different science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) including; FIRST Robotics, the Solar Powered Car Challenge, SeaPerch (underwater robotics), and the Global Space Balloon Challenge.


We also offer tutoring, business acumen (soft skills training), collegiate and career planning.




The funding will support the School of Advancement to work in conjunction with the statewide after school networks, secondary and middle schools to increase STEM literacy, skills, opportunities, to compete on the state and national level (with FIRST Robotics as the primary outlet for engagement), while providing mentoring (with industry partners from Boeing, Robert Bosch, Showa Denko, and other firms), networking and memberships in national organizations.


This project will include: 1) working statewide with after school networks to share STEM education best practices; 2) hosting a STEM, accelerated academics, and business conference with stakeholders (including government officials); 3) provide students with authentic workplace practices, team projects, and travel experiences; 4) developing and disseminating information on successful elements of curriculum and pedagogy to help students obtain a sustainable competitive advantage entering into college or the workforce.


Project's Name: The " All-Star Robotics" initiative

Project's Mantra: Help Everyone Reach Opportunities (H.E.R.O.)


FIRST Team 4083

Students will meet and construct their robot for the 2016 build season at our facility. Build season is a week period of time the students are allowed to create and construct their participation robot.


Venturing (William Aaron Etheridge, BSA District Director)

January 2016, the School of Advancement will become a proud Venturing chapter sponsor.

Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age.

Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.



Community Emergency Response Team (in conjunction with Tri-County CERT)

April 2016, the School of Advancement will proudly host classes for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certification.

Classes are conducted by certified first responders through the Lowcountry CERT program.

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.


Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team | Harry Sosa)

Teen CERT Explorer is a year round program that educates young adults about emergency preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Our goal is to prepare them for life's personal emergencies as well as careers in Emergency Service( Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement and Emergency Management)!

A program of Learning for Life, The explorer program provides a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20 and Middle Schoolers in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Exploring offers learning combined with fun-filled hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.



Student Benefits:


Character Development

Build self-confidence

Leadership development

Social development

Unique career experiences, networking & internships

Volunteer community service


String Instrument Program (Classics for Kids Foundation | Grant for 8 Violins and 2 Cellos|)

The School of Advancement is will offer string instruments at our school starting in February 2016.


Course Descriptions


Adult Courses 




An part-time educational program built by Hack Reactor. The program will help students that have no coding experience know the basics. This program is a gateway for future software engineers wanting to attend coding school.

At the School of Advancement if you enter into the CodeRamp program you will receive all the courses (except Hack Reactor) for no additional charge.


Code Camp Training (For Example: Hack Reactor, The #1 coding camp in the world. 99% of Hack Reactor graduates will have a job within 3 months of graduating the program. The average salary for recent Hack Reactor graduates is $105,000.)


Resume and Interview Preparation

At the end of this course you will be fully prepared to apply and receive an interview for employment. Our resume template increases interview obtainment rate by 175%.


High School Courses

Exam Preparation

No matter which exam you are preparing for we will get you ready! From the ACT to ASVAB our Exam Preparation program will help you be primed to do your best.



This is the STEM discipline that allowed our program to exist. We pride ourselves in helping our students accelerate at a world class level. This is much more than “just robot”, we are preparing the future learners and thinkers of the world for lucrative careers.



Students will be able to schedule time to receive tutoring from a certified teacher. We will help our students reach their goals with learning techniques customized for each student.


FIRST Team 4083 and Carolina All-Star Robotics: Initiative

Our students will have the opportunity to travel domestically or internationally. We have 12 divisions including the newly added Battlebots team.

Membership into FIRST Team 4083

Preparation for Career or College Path with Strategic Plans

Act Preparation

MBA Level Business Acumen Skill Training

Digital Skill Certification

PISA Testing

TIMSS Preparation

S.T.A.R.R. (Search and Rescue)

Tutoring in Core Subjects

Volunteer Opportunities

Strategy Career Planning

Networking Events

Introduction to Coding (Prepares Students for Coding Entrance Exams)

Engineering Overviews

Digital Skills Training

Digital Cyber Defense and Forensics

Entrepreneurship: Small Business and Freelancing

Personal Finance and Investing

Advanced Coding Partnership Training (Software Engineer Training)

Fundamentals of Online Work

Strategic Life skills and Career Planning