BEST Skills Academy came to fruition when Mr. Flemings and Mr. McKenzie recognized the need for a school that can function as both a school in the traditional sense and as a place where many of the lessons students need to be successful in the world, like interpersonal skills and basic life skills can be taught and thus BEST Skills was formed. BEST is a private school in Greenville County where students can have their educational needs met at a level that is unique to the individual student. Students and parents are partners with the educators at BEST and students work with their parents to help create an educational plan, that includes pacing classes, that works for them. If your student needs more time in a class to fully benefit from the lessons or if your student works at a faster pace, we at BEST can work to accommodate that need. Currently at BEST, we serve grades 6-12.
Our school provides a small campus feel, where students are known by name and embraced as individuals, with more support, resources and collaboration than what is currently found in large school systems.
BEST provides a well-balanced and rigorous academic curriculum and our graduation requirements match South Carolina standards. The academic program leads students on a journey through the humanities, sciences, and the arts while integrating interpersonal skills into the curriculum. We are committed to a quality program that readies every student for higher education. While all students and families may not ultimately choose that route, it’s our commitment to walk with students down this path through their high school graduation.
We believe that parents are a child’s primary educator. At BEST, we strive to partner with parents and value open communication and close collaboration. We aim to serve parents in the life-development of their children by creating vital relationships with youth pastors, mentors and community leaders. These partnerships will provide students with worldview-shaping environments that will equip them for the life that awaits them.