World Class Scholars


World Class Scholars is an innovative, real-time online education exchange program between students in South Carolina and their peers in other schools around the world.

Currently we have 84 pilot projects in varying stages of development in elementary, middle and high schools in Dorchester, Chester, Laurens, Cherokee, Darlington and Allendale counties.

We provide a 'turn-key' solution with everything the school districts need to implement the program.

To date, our global school partners are in China, South Africa, Kenya, Malta, Romania, Colombia, Spain, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Russia, Croatia, Ghana, Belize, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Ireland and Greece.

In SC, our partners / funders include: Robert Bosch Corp., Springs Creative, SC Research Authority, Fullerton Foundation, College of Charleston, SC Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Bailey Foundation, the City of Clinton, John Winthrop Fund, Laurens School District 56 and others.

We are currently working with the Peace Corps, Google, the MIT Media Labs, the Kennedy School at Harvard, the BBC, the British Council and UNESCO to develop possibilities for global expansion.

For more info contact Phil Noble, phone (843)296 1490,

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"World Class Scholars was the most rewarding and fulfilling experience I've had in my educational career!"
-Wanda F. Frederick, Principal
Lewisville School

In Chester, SC and Croatia

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"The only way to make it better is to let us do it every day."
-William, 4th grade
Joe Pye Elementary School

Sponsored by

College of Charleston

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"I hope and believe this project will inspire our fellow South Carolinians to embrace bold and innovative thinking about our shared future. Envision South Carolina is intended to help us take action—to think about how South Carolina can be a
leader on the world stage."

Dr. George Benson, President College of Charleston & Co-Founder of Envision South Carolina

Dr. Benson

President George Benson College of Charleston Envision SC