Public School Education
Local School Support
CRO works with neighborhood public schools to enrich their educational programs and improve the lives of their students. Our current target schools are located in the Travelers Rest – Marietta area of the Upstate.
We currently have programs in two elementary schools (Gateway and Slater-Elementary), one middle school (Northwest), and one high school (Travelers Rest). Students in the two elementary schools will attend the latter two schools as their education progresses. In addition, we work with public high school students enrolled in Furman University’s Bridges to a Brighter Future Program.
Gateway Elementary School
CRO has provided family nutritional support since 2013; we purchased Fountas and Pinnell reading kits for 4 grades and completed the purchase of Chromebooks for every child in the school. We have purchased dry erase desks for 4 grades and provided computer charging carts for every classroom.
Slater-Marietta Elementary School
Cliffs residents have been volunteering in a tutoring program at Slater-Marietta since 2007.
CRO provided classroom and playground equipment. CRO also funded a new Second Step/Emotional Curriculum for students and teachers aimed at student personal growth.
Supplemental food support started at Slater-Marietta in 2006.
Northwest Middle School
CRO support founded a robotics program at Northwest in 2018. In the two years of the program, over 50 students constructed, programmed, and competed with their robots at tournaments throughout the state. Six of the teams performed well enough to compete at the state championships in 2019 and 2020.
CRO supported physical health and athletics by equipping a weight room used by all students.
Supplemental food support began at Northwest in 2013.