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In July of 2013, The Thomas Lee Shortt, Jr. Technology Fund was established by Thomas’ father, Tom Shortt, to honor the memory of his beloved son. As an educator all of his adult life, Mr. Shortt recognizes the need for the boys of Tara Hall to have modern technological tools available to them in their on campus school.

Thanks to the Thomas Lee Shortt, Jr. Technology Fund, we have added:

  • an iStation lab/distance learning classroom
  • new computers/internet connectivity
  • Surface® tablets (available to teachers and students)

Building this fund in the coming years is a major focus, as it will be used solely to improve our educational technology. Our on-campus school has always set Tara Hall apart from other children’s homes, but the newest technical advances push our quality of education to an even higher level.

Tara Hall is actively pursuing the accreditation of “School of Excellence” in SC. The Thomas Lee Shortt, Jr. Technology Fund will help us reach that goal.