Scroll through the photos to see some of the college and career field exoeriences that have been provided to the students of CHS through the EEDA grant.
On BIG (Because I'll Graduate) Day at CHS this year, every freshman had the opportunity to visit one college campus. We took groups to Presbyterian College, Southern Wesleyan, Erskine, Piedmont Tech, Wofford, Newberry, Converse, and North Greenville University.
Additionally, on Nov. 17, Cat Smith, CDF and Work-Based Learning Teacher and I took a group of Seniors to the Piedmont Tech Open House to view available majors and programs they may be interested in pursuing.
Check and Connect Mentoring: A System that Works
Check and Connect is an evidence-based nation-wide program that seeks to reduce drop out rates, tardies, referrals, and absences and increase student engagement through one-on-one meaningful relationships with an adult mentor.
Check and Connect at CHS
Through the EEDA College and Career Grant, the Transition Specialist and other CDF's/guidance support staff will form and maintain relationships with students with the end goal of a successful transition to the college or career goal for each student.
The vision of Clinton High School GOAL Academy is to safely provide students an effective college and career readiness standards-based curricula and behavioral interventions to develop productive citizens for our society. (from GOAL Handbook)
This year, our district is proud to provide two hours of free after school tutoring twice a week in Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA/English through the South Carolina Empowerment Centre (SCEC), an after school program housed at the former Bell Street School. Tutoring runs from 4:00-6:00 Monday and Thursday. Bus transportation is available from the middle and high schools, but transportation home is the student's responsibility.
Preparing College and Career Ready Graduates for the Future...Today!
The EEDA Transition Specialist works within the CHS guidance department to support the post-secondary programs already in place in our district and further encourage a college and career mindset in grades 8-12. The Profile of the South Carolina Graduate serves as a road map of what we are working toward for all graduates of Laurens 56 School District.