Special school in South Carolina focuses on farming

Associated Press
Farm Forum

McCORMICK, S.C. — A school in rural South Carolina that has spent recent years trying to get at-risk teens back on the right track has been changed into a special governor’s school focusing on agriculture and modern farming.

Gov. Henry McMaster recently visited the John de la Howe School in McCormick for a ceremony marking the school’s new focus, The Greenwood Index-Journal reported.

John de la Howe is the state’s third governor’s school, joining the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville and the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville.

“This will be a place for high-schoolers to live, work and go into the future,” McMaster said.

The John de la Howe School’s transformation started in 2014 when an investigation found the school was spending double the amount per student it should. The school lost its accreditation because teachers weren’t certified and it wasn’t providing