"Model School" status is further proof this boys boarding school is fulfilling its mission of creating a quality learning community where boys and their families discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them.
Online PR News – 28-November-2012 – WESTMINSTER, S.C. – Cherokee Creek Boys School (CCBS) was recently designated a Gurian Model School by Michael Gurian, New York Times bestselling author, educator and expert in the development of boys. CCBS, a therapeutic boarding school for middle school boys in Westminster, S.C., has fulfilled all of the requirements to be a Model School. They have demonstrated their knowledge of gender-based learning, proven classroom techniques for working with boys, and provided an optimal learning environment for boys.
The presentation was made before an audience of regional educators and CCBS parents at the school's Family Seminar. Gurian was the keynote speaker, discussing his books "Boys and Girls Learn Differently" and "The Purpose of Boys." He also toured the CCBS campus with students while experiencing the "Cherokee Creek difference."
“Thank goodness Cherokee Creek Boys School exists,” Gurian said. "There are so many boys who need an environment like this. Boys need movement to keep their brains active, and Cherokee Creek certainly provides this in the classroom and through their sports and trekking program. Your staff act as mentors and your character curriculum, rites of passage activities and community service are all important in helping boys find their purpose."
Founder Beth Black credits Executive Director David LePere, Academic Dean Denise Savidge, and the entire CCBS staff for their constant dedication to the mission of creating a quality learning community where "boys and their families discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them."
Cherokee Creek is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and is licensed by the state of South Carolina. To learn more about Cherokee Creek Boys School, please visit the website at CherokeeCreek.net.
To learn more please visit the Gurian Institute at www.GurianInstitute.com. Also, see www.GurianFoundation.org to learn how you can help educators learn about the many benefits of gender-based learning.