Greenville Technical Charter High School

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Who We Are

Who Are We

We are Greenville Technical Charter High School, the first charter school in South Carolina to win the coveted Blue Ribbon School Program national award.

Our school has earned Excellent report card ratings for six consecutive years, Palmetto Gold Awards for the past five years and was designated as one of the top 15 charter schools in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education.

In 2007, we were honored as a National Charter School of the Year by the Center for Education Reform and received a bronze award from U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Public Schools in 2009.

Founded in 1998, GTCHS provides a public school alternative to Greenville County students. GTCHS focuses on success in education through academic rigor, technology and career planning and offers GTCHS students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

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2010-2011 School Report Card

2010-2011 HSAP Results

2010-2011 EOC Test Results

About Us

Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) is a small charter school located in Greenville, SC that resides on the main campus of Greenville Technical College, which is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state of South Carolina. Our charter school was the first  early/middle college in South Carolina and remains the largest. We believe that ALL 420 students that attend our   school should have access to higher education.

The students enrolled at GTCHS take college classes at no cost and have access to all the college facilities due to the charters utilization of the early/middle college format. This opportunity allows for students to graduate from high school with an Associates Degree or enroll as a college sophomore when continuing their education at another institution of high learning. Further, if a student graduates on time, they are guaranteed a free “13th year at Greenville Technical College GTC. This Life Scholarship is being utilized by many of students at GTCHS – in fact, 50% of the students choose GTC for additional college work.

What Kind Of Students Attend GTCHS?


A Greenville Technical Charter High School student accepts academic rigor as the main focus of high school, expects to attend college for training or a degree, has reached the maturity and skills level required to begin taking college courses, has reached a developmental level that allows independent work, and seeks the challenge to learn and to grow.

Greenville Technical Charter High School is “Where the future begins” because of the possibilities available to its students. Located on the Thomas E. Barton, Jr., campus of Greenville Technical College, this high school occupies a unique position in Greenville County. The students of GTCHS are able to use facilities on any of the Greenville Technical College (GTC) campuses as well as enroll in the College’s classes.

With the combination of academic rigor and technical courses, GTCHS produces students who are capable of meeting the demands of other academic institutions and/or the workplace. GTCHS students become valued contributors to the community and their school by volunteering their time and energies. Each student completes fifty hours of community service in a single school year. Our students’ contributions make great things happen at Greenville Technical Charter High School and in the community.