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Laurel Hill Primary School is helping all students develop the world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing a child-centered and developmentally appropriate learning environment focused on individual student growth.  We are committed to the success of each child.  Our students continue to grow in all areas: academically, socially, physically, and artistically.  The faculty also grew through continuous professional development.  This year's focus was training teachers on ways to develop problem solving strategies in mathematics for young children.  The understanding that there are multiple ways to solve problems was reinforced.  

We continue to provide authentic learning opportunities for the children that promote creativity and innovation.  The children consistently have the opportunity to write about their own experiences and/or topics of interest.  We believe that children learn through the arts, and we integrate the arts throughout the lessons in all classrooms.  This has helped to maintain a high level of student engagement that is exhibited daily.  We have maintained our accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  This prestigious status has been described as the gold standard by which early childhood programs are evaluated.  

We have established very high academic expectations for our students, and they continue to meet the challenge.  We are once again very pleased with our outstanding assessment results in all content areas as assessed through the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).  Our students continue to respond to our rigorous standards and perform well above the national average.  By providing differentiated learning opportunities, our children's individual needs are met which empowers them to perform at their highest potential.

The establishment of school-wide expectations has reinforced positive characteristics that support students' success.  When exemplary interpersonal skills are seen throughout the school, the students are often recognized on the school-wide daily news show.  This supports a safe and caring school climate.  

Various annual events were once again held for our school community including Family Reading Night, Math Night, Arts Night, and the Turtle Trot Family Fun Run.  LHPS is proud of our current success and we are committed to continued improvement in all aspects of educating our children.  We appreciate the support from our PTA, School Improvement Council (SIC), Park West Campus Education Fund, parents and the Mt. Pleasant community, whose partnerships include volunteering, fundraising, tutoring, and organizing various events.  This year a STEM lab will be established to house multiple learning activities and stations to further increase opportunities that challenge students in mathematics, technology, science, and engineering.  

The foremost goal at Laurel Hill Primary is to challenge every one of our students to meet his or her greatest potential.  We focus daily on helping our children cultivate a love of learning that will last a lifetime.  

Ashley Dorsey, Principal
Kathleen Farwell, Assistant Principal
Elizabeth Sisler, Chair of the School Improvement Council