Although Mt. Pleasant has many public elementary and middle schools, all students attend one public high school, Wando High. Whether you're considering buying a home in Mount Pleasant or already live in the area, rest assured knowing that you're zoned for one of the best public high schools in all of Charleston. And, even if you're not a teacher or parent, the good public schools in Mount Pleasant can still help with your real estate investment since high quality schools are a major factor in the demand for Mount Pleasant real estate.
I've divided this article into three sections so that you can learn more about Wando High School's academic achievements, its wide range of after school activities, and its fantastic athletic program.
Academic: The South Carolina Annual School Report Card (which rates the state's public schools) has given Wando High the highest rating possible for five straight years. Also, at Wando, students have the option to complete a major in order to help them narrow the search for a future career. While most of these students choose Arts and Humanities as their major, the other options include Business and Information Systems; Math, Science, and Engineering; and Health, Human, and Public Services.
After school activities: Wando High School's marching band has been state champions for the past four years. The band also has the most All-State players of any high school in South Carolina. The school also has been named best student newspaper in the state for nine straight years (and it has even been named a best student newspaper in the entire southeast). Wando's JROTC has received the highest possible rating from the Air Force for the last four years. At All-State, their choral program earned third place this past year. In addition, students can choose among a wide range of activities to suit their interests (from sailing to an ocean science bowl team, guitar club, film, bowling, and chess, just to name a few).
Athletic: Wando is number one in the state's forty-eight AAAA high schools overall for their athletic program. It has a total of 19 varsity teams. The girls' tennis team has been state champs for five years in a row. The boys' track have also recently been named state champions. Volleyball, baseball, and girls' soccer have won Lower State Champions also in the past four years. Fourteen of Wando's sports teams have won regional championships as well. In addition to the usual football, basketball, etc. that are expected at any high school, Wando also offers sports that are becoming increasingly popular in both public and private schools, such as golf. Their Lacrosse team is even considered one of the top club programs in South Carolina.
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