Spartanburg Community College showcases new downtown campus

August 2, 2013

Officials with Spartanburg Community College gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the school’s new downtown campus Friday as crews worked to prepare the building for students later this month.

SCC President Henry C. Giles Jr. walked a small group through the halls of the three-story Evans Academic Center, which will house SCC, Spartanburg High School’s Viking Early College and the offices of S.C. Works Upstate.

The campus not only will allow SCC to expand, but will allow it to reach an underserved population near the city center, Giles said, while expanding partnerships with Spartanburg High School and S.C. Works Upstate.

Terry Pruitt, deputy superintendent of Spartanburg School District 7, said the Viking Early College would be the first of its kind in the Upstate, a male-only program that will prepare students for college while allowing them to earn both their high school diplomas and an associate’s degrees.

The program will start with a class of 20 ninth-grade students and add a class each year.

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