About the Center
Greetings from the new Center of Excellence for College and Career Readiness at Francis Marion University! The Center is a professional development initiative funded by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, designed to work with teachers and students to improve students’ readiness for post-secondary opportunities.
In this first year, we will partner with teachers, students, and administrators from two local school districts—Florence District One and Florence District Four—to offer a special readiness course in the Spring 2015 semester for teachers and a summer readiness academy in the summer of 2015 for rising ninth-graders.
The Center will provide professional development to teachers throughout the state, leverage and expand the work of the South Carolina Course Alignment Project and serve to coordinate and facilitate relationships among P-20 initiatives throughout the state.