Education

Educational opportunities are easily accessible in Greenwood, with three fully accredited school districts, five private schools and two colleges which provide a wide range of educational opportunities. The Partnership Alliance and the Foundation, as well as many other community and philanthropic organizations, continually support the pursuit of adult education and the training that sets our workforce apart from the ordinary. 

Piedmont Technical College

Founded in 1966 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Piedmont Technical College is a comprehensive two-year college offering university-level education and hands-on career training. Whether you know exactly what you want in life, or if you’re still searching for your place in the world, with more than 80 academic programs, and with transfer opportunities to over 40 college and universities throughout South Carolina, PTC has a program that’s right for you.

Lander University

Lander University is a coeducational, state-assisted, comprehensive, regional, four-year university in Greenwood. Lander provides exceptional educational opportunities within its traditional liberal arts and science programs, and its professional programs in business, education, and nursing. In addition, Lander has invested in signature academic programs in fields that are emerging and in high demand – from exercise science and cyber security to financial services and teaching – ensuring Lander graduates are prepared to meet the needs of an evolving workforce.

K-12 Programs

Greenwood County offers three public school districts (50, 51 and 52) with the goal of developing productive lifelong learners by creating a positive school climate with innovative educational experiences. Greenwood District 50, the largest district offers schools of choice. Three private schools which offer K–12 instruction — Palmetto Christian AcademyCambridge Academy, and Greenwood Christian School, share the Greenwood County School Districts’ objectives — with outstanding reputations based on academic excellence and the accomplishments of their students and alumni.

The Greenwood Promise

The Greenwood Promise is an endowment established to promise every student who graduates from a Greenwood County public, private or accredited homeschool the opportunity to enroll at Piedmont Technical College and receive at least an Associate’s Degree or Certificate. The scholarship is ‘last dollar’ and will pay remaining tuition and fees after State and Federal scholarships and grants. In order to be eligible, the student's primary residence must be zoned for either Greenwood School District 50, 51 or 52, and the student must have been a resident of Greenwood County continuously since the beginning of 9th grade. This initiative will launch with the spring graduating class of 2017.