NEXT High School to graduate 68 seniors

Sixty-eight students will officially graduate from NEXT High School on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. While the in-person ceremony has been postponed for a future date due to COVID-19, this graduating class has achieved remarkable results, successfully exceeding the odds stacked against all high school students during this time of social-distancing. NEXT High School students have been accepted to colleges such as the University of Chicago, Clemson University, Savannah College of Art & Design, University of South Carolina, and more.

Rick Schwartz, NEXT High School’s principal said, “I am extremely proud of these students, who have remained engaged with our school’s educators and embraced a new form of leadership thrown their way due to a worldwide pandemic. Our commitment to prepare our students for life by sparking interest, driving inquiry, and empowering impact—in and out of school is reaping outstanding results.”

The upcoming school year class setting may look very different than it did as the current school year did when it began. NEXT High School administration and staff are already planning for multiple contingencies in the 2020-21 school year. Regardless, with low student-teacher ratios and a project-based learning model, NEXT High School is certain to continue its record of preparing students in the Upstate for life outside of school.

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About NEXT High School

NEXT High School, a public charter school in Greenville, South Carolina encourages, inspires, and empowers young people by building on their social and emotional needs while sparking interest, driving inquiry, and empowering their impact in and out of school. The school applies a Project-Based Learning (PBL) model while maintaining a low student-teach ratio and class size utilizing one-to-one Chromebook technology. For more information, visit the school online at, on Facebook at, or Instagram at @nexthighschool