Welcome to Lake Carolina Elementary
Our school is located in Blythewood, South Carolina, within a large planned community in the northeast area of Richland County. We opened in 2002 with approximately 350 students and have grown to a current enrollment of approximately 800 students. The needs, backgrounds, and cultures of our community are quite diverse; our families speak many different languages other than English and many of our students have parents that are active duty military.
Highly Effective Teaching (HET), also known as Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI), serves as our instructional model. Our classroom designs and teaching strategies are based on brain research. Our study of brain research has enhanced the quality of teaching and learning in each classroom. Through collaborative planning of engaging activities, we consider this instructional model to be what is best and right for all children.
Lake Carolina Elementary is a proud recipient of a variety of awards. Our awards reflect the culture of excellence that we strive towards every day. Our special family of students, teachers, and the community allows us to continue to sail beyond excellence!
Our Education Vision
All of the superintendents of the state of South Carolina have come together to put forward a vision for education in the state. This vision is a guide for what is important in education, what we believe in as educators, and what education should look like in the decades to come.
"The faculty and staff of Lake Carolina Elementary School, in collaboration with the community, will promote a safe, caring, and respectful educational environment for all students through the use of innovative teaching strategies and character education to create successful, life-long learners, as we sail beyond excellence."