Lexington District One, Univ. of South Carolina create dual enrollment program

January 19, 2022

Lexington County School District One and the University of South Carolina’s Office of Economic Engagement launches a new partnership, creating a new dual enrollment experience for high school students interested in engineering and STEM.

This new experience, to be housed at Lexington Technology Center, will create an immersive student learning environment, where students engage in discovery, design and development. Learning in a virtual setting, students will recognize and solve multifaceted engineering problems by using STEM principles.

Students will also work with UofSC College of Engineering and Computing Capstone students in labs on the university’s campus, applying what they have learned to solve existing industry problems for local business partners, including IBM, Siemens, Samsung, Nephron and others.

“This new dual enrollment experience and the partnership with UofSC will impact many Lexington District One students interested in STEM and engineering,” said Superintendent Dr. Greg Little. “This experience will immerse students in college-level curriculum and allow for meaningful connection with local industry partners. We are creating the workforce of the future.”

“We are excited to launch this initiative with Lexington District One,” said UofSC Interim Provost Dr. Stephen Cutler. “By broadening access for local high school students to cutting-edge technology, we are better preparing tomorrow’s college students and opening their eyes to what is possible in STEM fields. This will help widen the talent base for employers and will provide South Carolina students with the necessary tools to compete for high-paying jobs.”

Juniors and seniors in the district can enroll in this dual enrollment experience beginning in the 2022–2023 school year. Students can earn college credit for a general engineering course.