Where student-centered learning goes farther.

The shape of the future? Discover it in a middle school science classroom equipped with a 3D printer, or in tech-savvy classes across a school system offering a 1:1 student/laptop ratio.

Hungry for learning? Imagine students eagerly devouring math instruction with their meals in the “Lunch and Learn” program led by an educator not just professional but passionate about her work.

Leading in innovation? At Lee Early College, recently ranked one of the top high schools in the state, students earn both a high school diploma and Associates Degree in just 5 years, at no cost.

No child left behind? In Sanford-Lee, no talent is left behind either. In addition to high-achieving academics, PK-12 schools continue to offer a rich roster of arts education and opportunities.

In fact, click through any of the pages of Inspire, Lee County School’s digital digest, and you’ll find the name is appropriate: Students here aspire to more here—and achieve it—inspired by quality and supported at every level.

A consolidated school, a supportive community: In Sanford-Lee, a consolidated P-12 system enjoys deep-rooted, community-wide support that translates into generous funding, while two top-flight private P-12 schools add flexibility to families’ educational options. Thanks to high standards in instruction and curricula, including AP offerings, students graduate college- and career-ready.

And because Sanford-Lee’s student-centered approach goes farther, our students go farther, too—without necessarily leaving home—thanks to world-class universities less than an hour away, and great starts to career and college right here in Sanford-Lee at CCCC.

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC): Higher degrees of choice. A main campus in Sanford makes CCCC a convenient choice; outstanding instruction and a diverse array of programs make it the smart choice. More than 12,000 students choose CCCC every year, where they can graduate with Associate Degrees in arts, sciences and fine arts, transferable to 4-year colleges; with a terminal Associate of Applied Science Degrees; or with a variety of certification programs. Career or university, CCCC is the first step to success.


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