Reason & Republic is dedicated to developing high quality charter schools that provide an excellent education to underserved populations across the southeast. We put students first in everything we do. By utilizing time-tested curricula and providing individualized feedback, we help students achieve and exceed their academic goals.


Reason & Republic charter schools are content rich classical academies that provide students the tools needed to learn how to think critically and purposefully. We want every child who enters our schools to emerge with an in-depth understanding of the arts, literature, and scientific achievements that represent the highest reaches of our culture. Through our approach, students are prepared for academic success in college and to become productive citizens that contribute meaningfully to society.

Our students learn in a rigorous, classical education environment where they are challenged to reach their full potential and receive the individualized attention needed to make that happen. Our faculty and administrators know each individual child, institute high standards for academics and discipline, and greatly value the relationships they are able to build with students and families. The results are impressive, with Reason & Republic students achieving top academic rankings statewide. 

“Our children are too important to tolerate the educational status quo. I founded Reason & Republic to give students in South Carolina the opportunity to learn in new and creative ways. When students find the right fit for their education, the sky is the limit.”

James Galyean


Reason & Republic currently manages Belton Preparatory Academy, Summit Classical School, and the South Carolina Preparatory Academy. 

Charter Institute at Erskine Diamond School of Excellence Award Recipient

Charter Institute at Erskine Gold Schools of Excellence Award Recipient

South Carolina’s First Online Classical Public Charter School


Reason & Republic is an Education Management Organization (EMO) offering more than 50 years of combined experience in school operations and regulatory compliance. We began launching and operating charter schools in 2017, and are proud to present a comprehensive array of business management and technical services to optimize your charter school’s performance. Our goal is to provide you with the organizational and financial support you need so you can focus your attention on what really matters – the students. Our team has decades of world-wide business development experience. From marketing services to daily financial management to employing our extensive government relations practices to engage decision makers at all levels we are here to provide you with the services you need.


  • Daily Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Accounts Payable
  • Payroll Processing, Direct Deposit, and W-2 Preparation
  • Compliance and Complete Auditing
  • Enrollment-Based Budgeting
  • Financing and Lending Efforts
  • Startup Costs to Include Obtaining a Charter


  • Cloud-Based and Server Farm Storage to Ensure Accounts, Applications, and Files are Accessible and Secure
  • 24/7 Emergency Support to Resolve Unexpected Technical Issues
  • Server Monitoring to Maximize Performance, Speed, and Utilization
  • PowerSchool Platform Support for Data and Reporting Requirements  


  • Enrollment Support
  • Recruitment of School Heads and Faculty Members
  • Upgrading the School’s Website and Online Presence
  • Strengthening SEO Data to Broaden Web Search Results for the School 


  • Administration of Health, Dental, Retirement, and Dependent Care Plans
  • Managing Personal Service Benefit Plans for Alternative Medicine Coverage, Cell Phone Plans, and Gym Memberships
  • Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Claim Management
  • Creation of Policies and Safeguards Against Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, and Harassment Offenses to Offset Outsized Public or Government Relations Issues
  • Risk Mitigation and Compliance