GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville County students headed back to class on Tuesday morning.
The brand new Fountain Inn High School opened and students were greeted with a welcoming committee.
All students currently attending are freshmen. The school will phase in more all the students over the next four years. The school’s principal, Maureen Tiller, told 7News the class will shape the culture at the school.
“All of the traditions of a well established high school, like alma mater and fight song and school seal… all of those items and traditions, they will be forging through the whole time, as they are coming in as that first inaugural group,” she said.
The school will offer students various opportunities to work ahead for life after high school. Fountain Inn High School is home to the Institute of Automation and Engineering, which helps interested students earn college credits or special certifications. The program was developed in partnership with local corporate partners like ZF and Bosch to tailor certifications to meet job requirements at local facilities.