Mission: to Prepare young people for life (after school).

The NEXT School Network prepares young people for life through innovative and provocative learning experiences that spark interests, drive inquiry, and empower impact—now and in the unknown future.

We are a free public charter school operating on multiple campuses statewide in South Carolina under the SC Public Charter School District.


Background

Greenville, SC—A groundswell of local high-impact CEOs wanted to see Greenville, SC continue to grow (as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's "top10 small cities where business is thriving"). Hours of dreaming and many napkin sketches later, NEXT High School became the first campus in what is now the NEXT School Network.

Lead by Founding CEO Zach(ary) Eikenberry, a community Board of Directors, and an aspirational group of teachers ("Pros"), students ("Peers"), and parents, the NEXT School Network exists to build innovative and provocative learning experiences that spark interests, drive inquiry, and empower impact—now and in the unknown future.


Network Team

The Network team works to meet the program, personnel, and operational needs of all NEXT School campuses:

   Zachary Eikenberry     Founding CEO    Background:     I am from a Midwest farming family, studied liberal arts, started multiple businesses, and discovered the joy of building a school.   Me:     I am simply a person who doesn't know he can't.   Coffee shop order:     Grande No Water Soy Chai Latte

Zachary Eikenberry
Founding CEO
Background:    I am from a Midwest farming family, studied liberal arts, started multiple businesses, and discovered the joy of building a school. 
Me:    I am simply a person who doesn't know he can't. 
Coffee shop order:    Grande No Water Soy Chai Latte

   Nathan Robinson     Chief Program Officer    Background:     I taught High School English, Creative Writing, Digital Media, and K–8 Technology before showing up to build at NEXT High School in 2015. I call Greenville home, and share it with my wife and 2 daughters.  Me:     Coffee-infused builder, thinker, writer, poet, dad, designer, & husband. Here to build; made to make an impact.  Coffee shop order:  black coffee  or  tall, double-shot breve latte

Nathan Robinson
Chief Program Officer
Background:    I taught High School English, Creative Writing, Digital Media, and K–8 Technology before showing up to build at NEXT High School in 2015. I call Greenville home, and share it with my wife and 2 daughters.
Me:    Coffee-infused builder, thinker, writer, poet, dad, designer, & husband. Here to build; made to make an impact.
Coffee shop order: black coffee or tall, double-shot breve latte

   Anthony Thomas     Chief Operating Officer    Background:   Second Stage Entrepreneur using senior management organizational development experience in capital markets, small business, nonprofit, franchising, and higher education.  Me:  I love helping and encouraging others to be their best, albeit with a sense of urgency (that appears at times as being impatient).  Coffee shop order:   Tall blonde pour-over with room

Anthony Thomas
Chief Operating Officer
Background:  Second Stage Entrepreneur using senior management organizational development experience in capital markets, small business, nonprofit, franchising, and higher education.
Me: I love helping and encouraging others to be their best, albeit with a sense of urgency (that appears at times as being impatient).
Coffee shop order:  Tall blonde pour-over with room

   Rose Torres  Myers    Chief Support Officer    Background:     I've been working with The NEXT School since March of 2015. I received my undergraduate degree in 2009. I love startups; proud to be part of an awesome startup school!  Me:     Hard-working, sincere, and kind. Must be outside daily. Lover of animals, books, ideas, exercise, heat & humidity. Quiet and outspoken.   Coffee shop order:  dark roast with light 2%.

Rose Torres Myers
Chief Support Officer
Background:    I've been working with The NEXT School since March of 2015. I received my undergraduate degree in 2009. I love startups; proud to be part of an awesome startup school!
Me:    Hard-working, sincere, and kind. Must be outside daily. Lover of animals, books, ideas, exercise, heat & humidity. Quiet and outspoken. 
Coffee shop order: dark roast with light 2%.