Jasper County School District
10942 North Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program
The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program was established by the Education Accountability Act of 1998. As an important part of the education accountability system in South Carolina, the Awards program is designed to recognize and reward schools that attain high levels of absolute performance and schools that attain high rates of improvement.
The criteria and procedures utilized for selecting schools to receive the Gold and Silver Awards were developed by The Division of Accountability of the Education Oversight Committee (EOC). The awards criteria and procedures are specified in EOC's 2002-03 Accountability Manual.
The criteria and procedures established for the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program reflect a fundamental belief that all schools, regardless of their socioeconomic status and geographic location, can improve toward high academic standards and excellence and that all children can learn at high levels. Schools will be recognized not only for high levels of student academic achievement, but also for efforts that result in exemplary improvement.