Award Year: 2022

Brashier Middle College Charter High School

1830 West Georgia Road
Simpsonville, SC, 29680-7212

(864) 757-1800

Mr. Mike Sinclair, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Trina Freeman, Current Principal

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Charter Institute at Erskine

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Brashier Middle College Charter High School's mission is to provide a supportive educational environment where each student is expected to seize the opportunity to graduate prepared for college and career.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Brashier Link Crew students prepare together for freshmen orientation.

Brashier Link Crew students prepare together for freshmen orientation.

Brashier Middle College Charter High School, located in the upstate of South Carolina, builds a strong foundation for students in high school and prepares them for life beyond. Interpersonal relationships are key to Brashier's success. Academic expectations are high, and BMC provides a structured support system for all. Students take dual enrollment courses at the technical college on campus and experience college before high school graduation. Rigorous coursework coupled with strong, supportive relationships prepare students for their next steps in life.

A key strategy contributing to Brashier's success is mastery learning with enrichment, which supports students' academic progress. Mastery learning requires achievement of 80% in order to receive credit for a course. The school supports students' mastery level with academic assistance each afternoon and retesting opportunities for major assessments not mastered. Because students develop strong, trusting relationships with the faculty and each other, they know everyone at BMC believes they will succeed, resulting in confident students who are successful in their endeavors.

Brashier students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic teams, academic honor societies, and student organizations ranging from student government to coding clubs. World languages, fine arts, and CTE courses complement a traditional academic program and foster well-rounded students. Freshman seminar helps prepare incoming students for Brashier's rigorous academic program, while the capstone senior project ensures students graduate valuing self-directed learning. The "Brashier Family" environment of support continues as BMC's greatest strength as a school and the foundation upon which student achievement is built.