Additional Programs


The ACHIEVE (Academic Challenges Helping Individuals Expand Values and Education) Program is administered by the University of South Carolina Upstate. ACHIEVE is an educational and employment program that serves high school dropouts and graduates who are unemployed or underemployed (ages 16* - 24) from Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties.

The ACHIEVE Program works with these out-of-school youth by helping them work toward completing their education, finding employment and enhancing their self-esteem in order for them to become productive citizens. 

Charles Lea Educational Enrichment Program

The Charles Lea Educational Enrichment Program is a partnership between the Charles Lea Center and the School of Education. This program offers adults with disabilities and special needs an opportunity to come to the University to take classes designed specifically for their needs.

Evening Programs in Elementary and Early Childhood Education

In the summer of 2006, USC Upstate started an initiative called the Teacher Assistant Merged Program, which is now known as the Evening Elementary and Early Childhood Program. The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for teacher assistants and career changers to gain certification necessary to teach in public schools while maintaining a daytime job.

Scholars Academy

The Scholars Academy provides advanced learners with a quality education in a supportive learning environment. Through a partnership between Spartanburg County Schools and USC Upstate, the program allows students to take college courses and advanced high school classes over four years while still participating in classes and extracurricular activities at their own schools.

Student Teaching in Germany

USC Upstate offers students World Languages Classes each Spring, students who are interested in Student Teaching in Germany in Stendal, Germany will attend six weeks of class from mid-February to the end of March. Click the link above for more information.