Chamber Meeting - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


PPT – Chamber Meeting PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 1bf4c-NDRkZ


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation

Chamber Meeting


Daughters of American Revolution. Doughnuts for Dads ... Graphics Communication. Guitar Program. Habitat for Humanity Project. Handbell Programs ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:98
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 138
Provided by: chadh2


Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Chamber Meeting

(No Transcript)
Educational Update
District Profile
What Does CCSD Offer?
How Do We Compare?
Return on Investment
Thank You
(No Transcript)
District Profile
  • Physical Plant
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Student Population
  • Enrollment History
  • Revenue Sources

What Does Cherokee County School District Offer?
  • District Priorities
  • Special Services
  • Early Learning
  • Elementary Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Limestone Learning Center

Return on Investing 3835.18
  • Financial
  • Academic Performance
  • Former students
  • Colleges and Technical Colleges
  • Opportunities

What Do You Get For 3835.18?
3835.18 Locally
5024.06 Federal, State and Other
For every 1.00 you contribute
Other sources Contribute 1.31
How Do We Compare? Montessori 3K 5K
Cost of Private Montessori Program
3835.18 Locally You Pay
9 month total tuition
Enrollment materials

How Do We Compare? Cost of Private Tutoring
Per hour
Per hour
Total Cost
Required Test

Registration Fee
Total Cost
Our Middle Schools Provide After-School Homework
and Enrichment Programs for 2 Hours Per Day
  • Academic Accomplishments
  • Recognitions and Accomplishments
  • More than 200 business partners

Academic Accomplishments
  • Continuous PACT improvement for four consecutive
  • 79 of first-attempt students passed both
    portions of the new HSAP exit exam
  • Continuous improvement on SAT with top 5 of
    students scores averaging 1388

  • Over a four year period, 93 of district students
    passed the High School Exit Exam
  • Gaffney and Blacksburg High Schools graduates
    received more than 6.8 million in scholarships
    in 2003
  • Eleven schools met 84.9 or 203 of 245 State
    Performance Objectives
  • 5 schools recognized as RED CARPET Schools
  • 100 pass rate for Calculus and Computer Science
    AP exams
  • Continuous improvement on SAT with top 5 of
    students scores averaging 1388
  • Blacksburg and Gaffney High School received the
    2003-04 Palmetto Silver Award

Colleges and Technical Colleges
  • Brigham Young University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Southern Alabama
  • Duke University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Nascar Technical College
  • Texas A M University
  • University of North Carolina
  • Stanford University
  • Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Furman University
  • Clemson University
  • The Citadel
  • Wofford College
  • Presbyterian College
  • SC State University
  • University of SC
  • Winthrop University
  • Plus 27 more

Former Students returning as productive
professionals and employees to serve Cherokee
County and its citizens
  • Dr. Jeffrey Clary
  • Dr. Robin Alexander
  • Dr. John Mayfield
  • Wes Foster, Law Enforcement
  • Dr. Todd Morgan
  • Mayor David Hogue
  • Dr. Frank Phillips
  • Steve Moss, Banker
  • Representative E. DeWitt McCraw
  • Danny Ham, Banker
  • Harvey Peeler, Senator
  • Lyman Hamrick, Textiles
  • John Queen, Magistrate
  • Rick Patterson, Banker
  • Quincie Moore
  • Donnie Hinton, Business Owner
  • Dennis Fowler, Media
  • Sammy Watson, Business Owner
  • Sheriff Bill Blanton
  • Todd Parker, Law Enforcement
  • Tommy Martin, Media
  • John McCraw, Law Enforcement
  • Dr. Frank Barnhill
  • Representative Olin R. Phillips
  • Kelli Little, Image Plus
  • Jamie Ham, Blacksburg Police Chief
  • Harold Pennington, Jr., Industry
  • Brad Wilkins, Real Estate
  • Cody Sossamon, Media
  • Jim Sanders, Sanders Brothers
  • Majority of CCSD School Board Members
  • Over 150 Cherokee County Teachers and

  • 5th Grade Band
  • 9th grade Football
  • Academy Program for Math and Language Arts
  • Accelerated Reader Program
  • Accelerated Reading Program
  • Access to Online Instructional Materials
  • Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up Program participant
  • Advanced Placement
  • After School Homework Program
  • Agriculture
  • AIDS Awareness Education
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Annual Science Fair
  • AP American History
  • AP Art
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Economics

Middle School Y.E.L. (Young Empowered
Ladies) Middle School Yearbook Montessori
3K Montessori 4K Montessori 5K Monthly Parenting
Workshops Muffins for Moms Muscular Dystrophy
Shamrock Sale Newspaper Staff Nursing
Department Parent Teacher Organization Parenting
Coordinators Parenting Sessions Parents of
Preschoolers Patriots Pen Contest Winner Pennies
for Patients Percussion Instruction Piano
Instruction Power Point Club Principals Lunch
Bunch R.O.T.C. Reading Coaches Reading
First Ready, Set and Roll for Red Cross Ready,
Set, Roll Red Cross Fundraiser Recycling
Activities Red Ribbon Week Relay for
Life Renaissance Samaritans Purse Fund
Raiser Santas Workshop School Health
Services School Improvement Council School
Musicals and Plays School Store/Library/Computer
Lab Helpers School-wide Book of The Month
Program School-wide Mail System Science Fair -
Elementary Science Fair Middle School Second
Place Arts and Crafts (Sketching) Junior Beta
Club Senate, Teenage Republicans Singing
Wildcats Spring Jubilee St. Judes
Math-a-thon STAR Character Education
Program State-of-the-Art Personal Computers STD
Awareness Education Strings Instruction Strong
Volunteer Program Student of the Week Student
Recognition Programs Symbol of Americanism Art
Contest Winner Teacher Cadet Program Technical
Preparatory Teen Pregnancy Prevention The Art
Expo Title I Parenting Meetings Title One
Program Unity Club Unlimited Internet Access USO
Care Packages
Creative Curriculum Culinary Arts Cystic Fibrosis
Pumpkin Sale D.A.R.E. Daily Character Education
Message Daughters of American Revolution Doughnuts
for Dads Dual Foreign Language Offerings (French
and Spanish) Elementary Academics Elementary Beta
Club Elementary Chorus Elementary
Spanish Elementary English to Speakers of Other
Languages (Grades 5K 12) Elementary Enrichment
Program Grades 3 through 5 Elementary Gifted
and Talented Elementary Student
Council Encore Extended Day Program Extended
Morning Programs Fall Festival FCA Fellowship of
Christian Athletes Field Day Field Trips Fifth
Block Fine Arts Celebration First Place Arts and
Crafts Junior Beta Club Five-Year-Old
Kindergarten (Full-Day) Flag Patrols Flat Stanley
Project Foreign Lang. Clubs Four-Year-Old
Kindergarten General Info Four-Year-Old
Kindergarten (Full-Day) - Traditional 4K
Kindergarten (Full-Day) Year-Round 4K
Kindergarten (Half-Day) - Traditional Gifted and
Talented Program Girls JV Basketball Girls JV
Softball Girls Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity
Softball Good News Club Gospel Club Governors
Citizenship Award Governors Essay
Contest Governors Reading Award Grade Level
Music Programs Graphics Communication Guitar
Habitat for Humanity Project Handbell
Programs High School Academy High School Art
Club High School ASTRA (Block B High School
Block G High School Boys Cross Country High
School Boys Swimming High School Boys Tennis
High School Boys Track High School
Centralia High School Chorus High School
Dance High School Energy Team High School
FCA High School FFA High School First
Priority High School French Club High School
Girls Cross Country High School Girls
Swimming High School Girls Tennis High School
Girls Track High School Gospel Choir High School
Indian Post High School Junior Beta Club High
School Kappa League High School Marching
Band High School Quiz Bowl High School Science
Fair Competition High School Student Council High
School Wrestling HIV Awareness
Education Homework Club Honors Chorus Honors
Program Hoops for Heart Horn Instruction Interact
Club Job Shadowing with Limestone College Jump
Rope For Heart Junior Beta Club Junior Leadership
- Cherokee County Schools JV Boys Soccer JV
Cheerleading JV Football JV Girls Soccer JV
Golf Lego Robotics Team Leveled Books Library
Helpers Lieutenant Governors Award
Recipient Lightspan Literacy Closet
Literature Circles Machine Tool Program March of
Dimes Masonry Program Math Coaches Measures of
Academic Progress (MAPS) Media Center
Helpers Medical Office Assistant Mentoring
Program Metal Fabrication Program Microsoft
Office Specialist Middle School After-school Art
Program Middle School Algebra 1 for High School
Credit Middle School Art Middle School
Band Middle School Band for High School
Credit Middle School Battle of Brains Middle
School Beta Club Middle School Boys
Basketball Middle School Cards and Craft Middle
School Careers Middle School Cheerleading Middle
School Chess Middle School Chorus Middle School
Dance Team Middle School Devotion Club Middle
School Drama Club Middle School Drill Team Middle
School FCA Middle School Fitness Club Middle
School Football Middle School French Middle
School Girls Basketball Middle School Girls
Softball Middle School Girls Volleyball Middle
School Industrial Technology Middle School
Introduction to Computers Middle School
Introduction to Computers for High School
Credit Middle School Literature Club Middle
School Newspaper Middle School Odyssey of the
Mind Middle School Physical Education Middle
School Physical Education for High School
Credit Middle School Puzzle Makers Middle School
Quiz Club Middle School Spanish Middle School
Student Broadcasting Middle School Student
Council Middle School Summer Band Middle School
Wings Drama
Physical Plant
  • 12 Elementary Schools
  • 4 Middle Schools
  • 2 High Schools
  • 1 Career and Technology Center
  • 3 Support Buildings
  • 1,568,160 square feet or 36 acres under roof
  • 423 Total Campus Acres

School Administrators 34 , 2.6
District Administrators 20 , 1.5
84 district administrators
83 school administrators
Classified 506 , 39.0
83 work force
Certified 737 , 56.8
1297 Total Employees
School Administrators
District Administrators
  • 170 different runs
  • 57 bus drivers
  • 13 monitors (8 special needs)
  • 8 special needs buses
  • 8 activity buses
  • 51 buses transport 4,285 students to and from

  • First pickups approximately 6 a.m. Last drop
    offs approximately 5 p.m. for regular
  • A.M., P.M., midday transportation to occupational
    education special education programs
  • Alternative School
  • Community based education
  • Athletics
  • Field trips
  • Four year old kindergarten
  • Three year old preschool class
  • Age of fleet average 10 years old, some 20 year
    old buses still on route with some having mileage
    over 200,000

Technology Infrastructure
Average download speed at any school is
approximately 200 times faster than a common
dial-up connection.
  • 2,200 instructional computers
  • 900 faculty computers
  • 55 servers
  • 44 computer labs
  • 24 routers
  • Wide Area Network
  • Fractional DS3 with an internal 10 megabit
    circuit at our district office with T1 lines
    between all schools and district buildings with
    an external 6 megabit circuit to the Internet
  • Building a Metro Ethernet fiber optic line system
    between all schools that will allow 100 megabit
    traffic into a gigabit circuit at the district
    office In partnership with Bellsouth and SC SDE,

Student Population
High School 2575, 29
Elementary 4145, 47
Middle School 2121, 24
Total Enrollment 8841 135 Day Membership and
Attendance Report 04/30/04
Enrollment History
Revenue Sources
44 or 33.9 Million
10 or 7.7 Million
46 or 34.9 Million
3835.18 Locally You Pay
8859.24 Per Pupil Expenditure
Local Revenue
State Revenue
Federal Revenue
Early Learning
  • Parents of Preschoolers
  • Montessori 3K, 4K, and 5K
  • Four-Year-Old Kindergarten General Info
  • Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (Half-Day) -
  • Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (Full-Day)
  • Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (Full-Day) -
  • Five-Year-Old Kindergarten (Full-Day)
  • Creative Curriculum

  • Academics
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Enrichment Program Grades 3 through 5
  • Elementary Spanish
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (Grades 5K

Middle Schools
  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Electives
  • Carnegie Unit Courses for Graduation
  • Clubs

Secondary (High Schools)
  • Academics
  • Career and Technology Education
  • Athletics
  • Electives
  • Clubs

Limestone Learning Center
Adult Education
Facilities Childcare GED Prep Job Coach Diploma
Track Parenting Classes Alternatives in
Motion Family Literacy Library Parents of
Preschoolers Vocational Partnership with STC
Alternative Education Middle School High School
Family Literacy
Family Literacy
  • 59 families being served
  • 18 families on waiting list
  • 11 babies from 9 families are provided childcare
  • Childcare provided from 6 weeks to 5 years
  • 19 children on waiting list for childcare
  • All family literacy services are provided free of

Adult Education
  • 975 Academic Students
  • 520 Work-Based Project Learners
  • 1,495 Students Served During 2003-04
  • 20 High School Diploma Graduates
  • 96 GED Diploma Graduates
  • 116 Total Graduates For 2003-04
  • Received the GED Pass Rate Award

Special Services
  • Student and Program Data
  • Child Find
  • Technology Initiatives
  • Instructional Initiatives
  • Guidance
  • Comprehensive Health Education
  • School Health Services
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention

District Priorities
  • StandardsBased Curriculum and Instruction
  • Instructional Technology
  • Professional Development

Instructional Technology
  • Compass / Odyssey / Plato
  • Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
  • Benchmark Testing
  • Copernicus / School Notes
  • SASI
  • TetraData
  • iProfile
  • Distance Educational Learning Center
  • Information Broadcast System Using Cable Channel
  • LCD Computer Projectors In All Schools

Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Instructional Models
  • Balanced Literacy
  • High School Academy
  • 5th Block/Level Instruction
  • Encore
  • School-to-Work
  • Curriculum Development

Early Childhood Instructional Models
  • The district is implementing three
    state-approved, developmentally appropriate Early
    Childhood Instructional Models
  • Creative Curriculum at all schools except L. L.
  • Montessori at Northwest and Limestone Central
  • High Scope at L. L. Vaughan

Balanced Literacy
  • A Balanced Literacy Model for English/Language
    Arts Instruction is implemented at all levels of
    instruction. The basic components of a Balanced
    Literacy Program are
  • Self-selected reading
  • Teacher guided reading
  • Word study
  • Reading aloud
  • Writing
  • Home reading
  • Journal writing

High School Academy
  • The High School Academy, implemented this year,
    provides a transitional program for 9th and 10th
    grade students to support instructional
    improvement. All academy teachers participated
    in summer training in best practices for
    instruction, including teaching in large blocks
    of time, connecting with students, and teaching
    to state standards.

5th Block/Level Instruction
  • 5th Block/Leveled Instruction is provided for the
    elementary grades to provide instruction in
    language arts at the individual students
    instructional levels, rather than grade placement
    level. This instruction is provided daily when
    students are regrouped for the 5th block of ELA

  • Encore provides a period each day for middle
    school students to participate in ELA and/or math
    leveled instruction. Gifted and Talented classes
    are provided during Encore. This year their
    curriculum has been a study of the history of
    Blacksburg and Gaffney. Students have researched
    street names, Michael Gaffney, the textile mills,
    and other various aspects of the Bicentennial.

School- to- Work
  • School- to- Work initiatives, including service
    learning, alternative diplomas, job shadowing,
    business partners, and school-to-work curriculum
    are developed and coordinated.

Curriculum Development
  • Comprehensive curriculum is provided for all core
    areas of instruction based on SC Standards.
  • Curriculum documents are reviewed and revised
    each year to incorporate the most recent research
    on best practices.
  • A comprehensive Arts Program Grant provides for a
    part-time grants coordinator to facilitate
    development of the districts arts programs.
  • Gifted and Talented Program curriculum for
    elementary and middle school students was revised
    to provide an accelerated content focus in ELA
    and math.

Professional Development
  • An annual district staff development plan is
    implemented each year, focusing on major areas of
    curriculum development and best practices in
    instruction. Many optional professional
    development opportunities are also offered
  • Tuition-Free Graduate Courses
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Stipends
  • Mentors
  • Induction Classes

Professional Development
  • An Administrators Academy provided each summer
    engages principals and district administrators in
    a comprehensive program addressing leadership,
    instructional supervision, and technology.
  • Literacy Coaches, Science Coaches, and Math
    Coaches provide on-going training and support for
    teachers within the regular school day.

Parents of Preschoolers
  • The Parents of Preschoolers Program is housed at
    Limestone Learning Center and is open each day
    from 800 a.m. until 400 p.m.
  • Two, full-time parent educators work in this
    program. They are Mrs. Angela Bolin and Mrs.
    Janet Crossley.
  • Both parent educators have been trained and
    certified in the Parents as Teachers model
    endorsed by the State Department of Education.
  • The parenting component of this program includes
    home visits with a specified curriculum through
    the Parents as Teachers Program for children
    birth through age five.

Parents of Preschoolers
  • Childcare services are provided during the
    morning hours, 800 1200, for parents in the
    Alternative Program and the Adult Education
    Program at no cost to the participant. Children
    ages six weeks to five years of age are eligible
    for this service.
  • Childcare providers are Mrs. Sharon Goforth and
    Mrs. Melissa Fowler who also serves as program
  • The Parents of Preschoolers Program has a lending
    library for parents that include many books,
    videos and educational toys for children.
  • The Parents of Preschoolers Program collaborates
    with local pediatricians, the Department of
    Social Services and Upstate Carolina Medical
    Center to provide additional assistance to
  • The Parents of Preschoolers Program provides DSS
    certified training for local Daycare

Montessori 3K 5K
  • The Cherokee County School District has three
    Montessori Kindergarten sites located at
    Northwest Elementary and two at
  • Montessori classrooms are multi-aged, serving
    three and four-year-olds.
  • Three-year-olds in the Montessori program attend
    school five days each week from 800 until 1030.
  • Four-year-olds in the Montessori program attend
    school five days each week from 800 until 230.
  • The Montessori 5K program is full-day, meeting
    from 800 until 230 five days each week.
  • Montessori kindergartens serve twenty students at
    each site five, three-year-olds and fifteen,

Montessori 3K 5K
  • Montessori is a hands-on approach to
    individualized learning in a well-maintained
    environment that facilitates individual needs.
  • Montessori classrooms are multi-aged and
    child-centered, utilizing an enhanced curriculum
    and community atmosphere.
  • The Montessori method places an emphasis on
    independent learning and self-reliance.
  • Montessori students are active learners who work
    at their own pace and are given choices about
    what they learn and do. Instruction is tailored
    to the individual.

Montessori 3K 5K
  • Montessori teachers closely follow the progress
    and skill development of each child by
    observation and record keeping. Academic
    achievement is important in the Montessori
  • The Montessori curriculum includes extensive
    language, mathematics, geography and science with
    an emphasis on early childhood education.
  • Younger Montessori students are encouraged to
    learn from older students while older students
    can demonstrate their mastery of certain skills.
  • Students in the Montessori program are taught to
    be responsible for their own learning environment
    and to be courteous and mindful of their

Montessori 3K 5K
  • Students in the Montessori program are given the
    opportunity to work cooperatively and are taught
    the value of teamwork.
  • Montessori materials are designed to incorporate
    self-teaching and help develop independence,
    responsibility, self-discipline, self-direction,
    helpfulness, unselfishness, patience, competence
    and self-worth.
  • Montessori teachers are trained at Lander
  • The Montessori model is one of four approaches
    recommended by the South Carolina State
    Department of Education.
  • The Montessori program in Cherokee County
    implements the Early Childhood Environmental
    Rating Scale (ECERS) utilized by the State
    Department of Education.

4K Half-Day Programs Traditional Calendar
  • The Cherokee County School District currently has
    four, half-day 4K sites that operate on a
    traditional school calendar. These sites include
    Draytonville, Grassy Pond and two sites at
    Blacksburg Primary.
  • Students in the half-day program attend school
    five days each week. Session times are AM
    800-1030 and PM 1200-230.
  • Each half-day program serves twenty students in
    both sessions for a total of forty students per

4K Half-Day Programs Traditional Calendar
  • Snacks are provided for students in both the
    morning and afternoon sessions.
  • Bus transportation is provided for students in
    the half-day program.
  • Teachers in the half-day 4K program have been
    trained in the Creative Curriculum instructional
    delivery model.

4K Half-Day Programs Traditional Calendar
  • Creative Curriculum is one of four approaches
    recommended by the South Carolina State
    Department of Education.
  • The half-day 4K program in Cherokee County
    implements the Early Childhood Environmental
    Rating Scale (ECERS) utilized by the State
    Department of Education.

4K Full-Day Programs Year-Round Calendar
  • The Cherokee County School District currently has
    three, full-day 4K sites that operate on the
    year-round calendar. These sites include Alma,
    Luther Vaughan and Mary Bramlett.
  • Students in the full-day program attend school
    five days each week from 800 until 230.
  • Each full-day program serves twenty students.

4K Full-Day Programs Year-Round Calendar
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided for
    students in the full-day program.
  • Bus transportation is provided for students in
    the full-day program.
  • Teachers in the full-day 4K program have been
    trained in the Creative Curriculum instructional
    delivery model.

4K Full-Day Programs Year-Round Calendar
  • Creative Curriculum is one of four approaches
    recommended by the South Carolina State
    Department of Education.
  • The full-day 4K program in Cherokee County
    implements the Early Childhood Environmental
    Rating Scale (ECERS) utilized by the State
    Department of Education.

Creative Curriculum
  • Creative Curriculum is one of four approaches
    recommended by the South Carolina State
    Department of Education.
  • The Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive, child
    development-based curriculum that shows teachers
    how to create an effective learning environment
    for preschoolers and kindergarten children.
  • The Creative Curriculum model organizes the
    classroom into interest areas. Each area
    provides guidance on the underlying rationale,
    the goals and learning objectives for children,
    the teachers role and the parents role in
  • The Creative Curriculum model creates as physical
    environment that facilitates hands-on learning.

Creative Curriculum
  • Experiences are provided that meet childrens
    needs and stimulate learning in all developmental
    areas physical, social, emotional and
  • Each child is viewed as a unique person with an
    individual pattern and timing of growth and
  • The Creative Curriculum is responsive to
    individual differences in childrens ability and
    interest. Different levels of ability,
    development and learning styles are expected,
    accepted and used to design appropriate

Creative Curriculum
  • Interactions and activities are designed to
    develop childrens self-esteem and a positive
    feeling toward learning.
  • The Creative Curriculum fosters independent
    learning in an appealing and well-organized
    environment. Successful, fun and stimulating
    experiences for children encourage them to take
    risks in their learning.

4K Full-Day Programs Traditional Calendar
  • The Cherokee County School District currently has
    one, full-day 4K site that operates on the
    traditional school calendar located at B.D. Lee
  • Students in this full-day program attend school
    five days each week from 800 until 230.
  • The full-day program at B.D. Lee serves twenty

4K Full-Day Programs Traditional Calendar
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided for
    students in the full-day program.
  • Bus transportation is provided for students in
    the full-day program.
  • Teachers in this full-day 4K program have been
    trained in the Creative Curriculum instructional
    delivery model.

4K Programs
  • By law, students must be four years old by
    September 1st in order to participate in the 4K
  • Parents should register eligible children for 4K
    in the spring at the school closest to their
    attendance area.
  • Four-year-old kindergarten is a district program
    and is not bound by attendance lines.
  • Students attending 4K out of their attendance
    area must return to their home school for 5K
    unless granted a transfer to another school.

4K Programs
  • All students participating in 4K are screened
    using the DIAL 3 Readiness Assessment.
  • Students not meeting the criteria required for
    participation in the 4K program are placed on a
    waiting list and contacted as slots become
  • Currently, there are approximately eighty
    students on the 4K waiting list for the 2004-2005
    school year.

5K Full-Day Program
  • The Cherokee County School District provides 5K
    programs at all primary/elementary schools.
  • All 5K programs are full-day, meeting from 800
    until 230 five days each week.
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided for
    students in the 5K program.

5K Full-Day Program
  • Bus transportation is provided for students in
    the 5K program.
  • Teachers in the 5K program have been trained in
    the Creative Curriculum instructional delivery
  • Creative Curriculum is one of four approaches
    recommended by the South Carolina State
    Department of Education.

Elementary Academics
  • SC ELA Standards 482 objectives
  • SC Math Standards 454 objectives
  • SC Science Standards 314 objectives
  • SC Social Studies Standards 270 objectives
  • Total objectives 1520 objectives

Elementary Gifted and Talented Grades Three
Through Five
  • Gifted and Talented students are those who are
    identified in grades 1-12 as demonstrating high
    performance ability or potential in academic
    and/or artistic areas and therefore require and
    educational program beyond that normally provided
    by the general school program in order to achieve
    their potential
  • Three dimensions are used in screening for the
    Gifted and Talented program Dimension A
    Reasoning Ability, Dimension B High Achievement
    in Reading and/or Mathematical Areas and
    Dimension C Intellectual/Academic Performance.

Elementary Gifted and Talented Grades Three
Through Five
  • Students meeting the required state eligibility
    criteria are placed in the Project GOAL Program
    (Golden Opportunities for Advanced Learners).
  • Project GOAL students in grades three through
    five attend GT classes for forty minutes each day
    at their home school.
  • Students in Project GOAL participate in an
    accelerated Language Arts and Math curriculum.

Elementary Gifted and Talented Grades Three
Through Five
  • Project GOAL students receive a grade in the
    accelerated curriculum that is listed on the
    regular report card and also counts toward honor
    roll status.
  • Teachers in the Gifted and Talented Program must
    complete coursework to receive South Carolina

Elementary Gifted and Talented Grades Three
Through Five
  • Currently, there are five full-time GT teachers
    and one part-time GT teacher serving our
    elementary schools.
  • Currently, there are 320 Cherokee County students
    who qualify for the Gifted and Talented Program
    in grades three through five.

Elementary Enrichment Program
  • Students in grades three through five not meeting
    state eligibility requirements for the Gifted and
    Talented Program but who exhibit academic
    excellence can participate in Project GOAL as
    enrichment students.
  • Enrichment students in grades three through five
    must be recommended by a teacher and/or
    administrator. This recommendation must be based
    upon test scores and academic achievement.

Elementary Enrichment Program
  • Enrichment students in grades three through five
    participate in the same accelerated curriculum as
    state identified GT students.
  • Enrichment students in grades three through five
    attend Project GOAL classes for forty minutes
    each day at their home school.
  • Enrichment students in grades three through five
    receive a grade in the accelerated curriculum
    that is listed on the regular report card and
    also counts toward honor roll status.

Elementary Spanish
  • Students in grades one through five are provided
    instruction in Spanish through the use of video
    technology and teacher directed instruction.
  • Students in grades one through three receive
    Spanish instruction weekly through the use of
    video classes.
  • The Spanish video program was authored, narrated
    and produced by one of the elementary Spanish
    teachers and filmed in the video production lab
    at Gaffney High School.

Elementary Spanish
  • Students in grades four and five receive direct
    Spanish instruction from two elementary teachers
    that are native speakers from Spain.
  • The elementary Spanish teachers developed their
    own curriculum that was featured on ETV and
    sponsored by the South Carolina State Department
    of Education.
  • Current fifth grade students have participated in
    the elementary Spanish program since its
    implementation in the fall of 2000.

Elementary English to Speakers of Other Languages
(5K 12)
  • Students attending Cherokee County Schools who
    are not native English speakers receive
    additional services through the ESOL program.
  • Upon entering Cherokee County Schools, all
    students are required to complete a Home Language
    Survey. This survey is used as the basis for
    screening for ESOL services.

Elementary English to Speakers of Other Languages
(5K 12)
  • Once assessed, students meeting eligibility
    requirements are placed in the ESOL program and
    provided services.
  • Students may not be exited from the ESOL program
    until they have successfully passed the English
    Language Development Assessment (ELDA) three
    times and scored proficient on PACT ELA and Math

Elementary English to Speakers of Other Languages
(5K 12)
  • Services are provided to students in their home
    school based upon assessment results.
  • Currently, there are eight ESOL teachers who
    serve approximately 180 students in 5K through
    grade twelve.
  • ESOL teachers are required to obtain ESOL
    certification through additional coursework.

Middle School Academics
  • SC ELA Standards 276 objectives
  • SC Math Standards 210 objectives
  • SC Science Standards 430 objectives
  • SC Social Studies Standards 127 objectives
  • Total objectives 1043 objectives

Middle School Athletics
  • Boys and girls basketball
  • Football
  • Girls softball
  • Girls volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Nearly 600 students participate every year
  • Cost of outfitting a middle school football
    player 700

Middle School Electives
  • Art
  • Band
  • Careers
  • Chorus
  • French
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Industrial Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish

Middle School Carnegie Unit Courses
  • Algebra 1
  • Band
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Physical Education

Middle School Clubs
  • After-school Art Program
  • Summer Band
  • Battle of Brains
  • Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Student Broadcasting
  • Student Council
  • Beta Club
  • FCA
  • Wings Drama
  • Quiz Club
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Dance Team
  • Drill Team
  • Y.E.L. (Young Empowered Ladies)
  • Devotion Club
  • Cards and Craft
  • Puzzle Makers
  • Literature Club
  • Chess
  • Fitness Club
  • Drama Club

High School Academics
  • Advanced Placement
  • College Preparatory
  • Honors Program
  • Technical Preparatory

High School Athletics
  • Varsity Football
  • JV Football
  • 9th grade Football
  • Boys Varsity Basketball
  • Boys JV Basketball
  • Boys 9th grade Basketball
  • Girls Varsity Basketball
  • Girls JV Basketball
  • Boys Varsity Baseball
  • Boys JV Baseball
  • Girls Varsity Softball
  • Girls JV Softball
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Tennis
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Wrestling
  • Varsity Cheerleading
  • JV Cheerleading
  • Varsity Golf
  • JV Golf
  • Varsity Boys Soccer
  • JV Boys Soccer
  • Varsity Girls Soccer
  • JV Girls Soccer
  • Boys Swimming
  • Girls Swimming
  • Boys Track
  • Girls Track

29 Sports
High School Electives
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper Production
  • Public Speaking
  • Yearbook Production
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Family Psychology/Sociology
  • French, German, Spanish
  • Dance
  • Band (13 classes)
  • Art (14 classes)
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Accounting I
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Computer Programming
  • Research/Tutorial (2)
  • Team/Dual Sports
  • Weight Training
  • Health Fitness
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Driver Education

90 Total
High School Clubs
32 Clubs
  • Art Club
  • ASTRA (Block B)
  • Block G
  • Centralia
  • Dance
  • Energy Team
  • FCA
  • FFA
  • First Priority
  • French Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Indian Post
  • Junior Beta Club
  • Kappa League
  • Marching Band
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Renaissance
  • Rodeo Club
  • SADD
  • Science Olympiad
  • Science Team
  • Senior Beta Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Step Club
  • Student Council
  • Teacher Cadet
  • Teenage Republicans
  • Tribe Talking
  • Unity Club
  • Wildcat Growl
  • Writers Club
  • Young Democrats

Advanced Placement
  • The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is designed
    for the student who has demonstrated superior
    progress and who desires to earn college credit
    through the advanced placement test.
    Participation in the Advanced Placement Program
    does not guarantee college credit it merely
    provides the opportunity to earn credit. This
    program will require work beyond that of the
    regular course. Since South Carolina pays the
    fees for the 11th 12th graders, Advanced
    Placement students are required to take the
    Advanced Placement Exams.

Advanced Placement Courses
  • AP English III
  • AP English IV
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • AP Government
  • AP World History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP American History
  • AP Art
  • AP Economics

College Preparatory
  • The four-year college preparatory (CP) curriculum
    is designed for students who plan to attend a
    four-year college after high school. There is a
    prescribed course of study for these students.

Honors Program
  • The Honors Program is designed for highly
    motivated, academically successful students.
    Honors courses emphasize critical and analytical
    thinking, rational decision-making, and inductive
    and deductive reasoning. They are more rigorous
    than the College and Tech Prep courses in
    materials and instruction as well as in
    performance requirements.

Technical Preparatory
  • The Tech Prep (TP) program is designed for those
    students who plan to attend a technical college
    after high school. Students in the Tech Prep
    program may also transfer to a four-year college
    upon completion of technical school.

Career and Technology Program
  • Agriculture
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business and Personal Finance
  • Business Education
  • CAD
  • Carpentry
  • College Credit
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Programming
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Graphics Communication
  • Habitat Project
  • Machine Tool
  • Masonry
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Nursing Department
  • Web Design
  • Welding

Cherokee Technology Center Agriculture
Cherokee Technology Center Air Conditioning and
Cherokee Technology Center Automotive Technology
Preparing Students to Enter Workforce or Continue
Cherokee Technology Center Business and Personal
Cherokee Technology Center Business Education
Cherokee Technology Center CAD
Cherokee Technology Center Carpentry
Cherokee Technology Center College Credit
  • All 2004 Welding Students received Technical
    Advanced Placement (TAP) Credit through
    Spartanburg Technical College.

Cherokee Technology Center Computer Networking
  • A Plus Certification
  • Cisco Academy
  • Transferable to Spartanburg Technical College

Cherokee Technology Center Computer Programming
  • C Instruction
  • Visual Basic Instruction
  • C and Visual Basic are some of the most
    versatile programming languages used in the
    industry today.

Cherokee Technology Center Cosmetology
Modern Cosmetology Lab Cosmetology Licensing
Through State Board
Cherokee Technology Center Culinary Arts
Fully Equipped Industrial Kitchen
Cherokee Technology Center Graphics Communication
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Editorial Typesetting

Cherokee Technology Center Habitat Project
Earned State Superintendents Service Learning
Provided Work Based Learning
Shared Value of Community Service
Cherokee Technology Center Machine Tool
CNC Lathe
Cherokee Technology Center Masonry
Habitat House Foundation Friends of Library Patio
Cherokee Technology Center Medical Office
  • Manage the medical office
  • Schedule appointments and update patient records
  • Law, Ethics, and Medicine
  • Administrative Procedures and Practices
  • Advanced Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
  • Keyboarding and Word Processing

Cherokee Technology Center Metal Fabrication
Cherokee Technology Center Microsoft Office
  • Globally recognized standard for demonstrating
    desktop skills
  • The Office Specialist program is helping meet the
    demand for qualified and knowledgeable people in
    the modern workplace.

Cherokee Technology Center Nursing Department
  • South Carolina Practical Nursing Student of the
  • 100 Pass Rate on State Boards
  • LPN Program for High School Students and Adults
  • Career and Technology State Champion

Cherokee Technology Center Web Design
Cherokee Technology Center Welding
All 2004 Welding Students received Technical
Advanced Placement (TAP) Credit through
Spartanburg Technical College.
Special Services Student and Program
  • 1081 special education students including
  • 12 of population (excluding preschool) state
  • 65 served in general education with less than
    21 of day in special education

Special Services Student and Program
  • 15 served outside general education more than
    50 of day (state 46)
  • To manage these students programs 1,935
    individual meetings were held last year, average
    meeting time 90 minutes
  • 20 served in general education with 21-60 of
    day in special education (state 30)

Special Services Student and Program
  • 749 federal compliance requirements must be met
    for each child with a disability in developing
    their individualized program.
  • We are not out of compliance with over
    representation of African Americans into special
    education and over identification of students as
  • Last monitoring visit received commendations and
    were found in compliance.

Special Services Child Find
  • Coordinate with Babynet (preschool)
  • Agency coordination with DDSN, DSS, DJJ for
  • 621 referrals to date 2004
  • 96 preschool screenings
  • 621 evaluations to date 2004
  • Coordinator for 504 Student Rights

Special Services Child Find
  • Process and procedures to identify, evaluate, and
    serve children with disabilities. Child Find
    activities include
  • Referral and intervention teams (I-TEAM) in each
    school (manual/process)
  • Central referral for preschool 3-4 year olds
  • Advertisement/information dissemination (radio,
    T. V., schools, newspapers, etc.)
  • Visits to agencies, physicians (preschool
    packets), daycares

Special Services Technology Initiatives
  • Kurzweil 3000 makes it possible for students with
    learning disabilities to read grade level texts
    and tests, write independently, read, research
    and download material from Web. Kurzweil makes
    it possible for students to work independently on
    grade level texts.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking allows a student with
    physical impairments or learning disabilities to
    dictate to a computer including commands.
    Fosters independent learning, functioning and
    enables students on test taking.

Special Services Technology Initiatives
  • Specialized equipment and software for blind and
    visually impaired, e.g., Braille speak
  • Additional computer in every special education
  • Test scoring software for evaluators
  • 50,000 technology grant to purchase assistive
    technology for individual and groups of students

Special Services Technology Initiatives
  • Phonic Ear and Sound-field Systems for hearing
  • Mobile laptop labs for resource and special
  • Individual student laptops
  • Alpha Smarts for elementary age students
  • Calculators, Franklin Spellers

Special Services Technology Initiatives
  • Augmented communication systems Computerized IEP
    and Data management systems since 1991
  • Special Services online newsletter _at_ website Click on Departments,
    then click on Special Services

Special Services Instructional Initiatives
  • Co-teaching in middle and high school to increase
    access to general education curriculum
  • Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Research
    based instructional model. Promotes effective
    learning of critical content in schools.
  • Direct instruction reading and math. Research
    based methodology, shown to be the most effective
    way of teaching reading. Proven strategy for
    at-risk students.

Special Services Instructional Initiatives
  • TEACCH research based methodology for Autistic
  • Applied Behavior Therapy Research based
    methodology for young Autistic and other students
    with behavior issues.
  • Standards based IEP development
  • Augmented communication Research based,
    technology assisted communication for students
    with limited verbal ability

Special Services Comprehensive Health Education
  • Provides required comprehensive health education
    including human growth and development,
    reproduction, pregnancy prevention and disease
    prevention provided to 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th/10th
  • HIV, AIDS, STD education, pregnancy prevention
    provided by nurses in grade 7, 10 and 6th in some
  • Health P/E teachers provide instruction

Special Services Guidance
  • Guidance plan meets state standards
  • All students have career education plans
    beginning in 6th grade
  • Aptitude and interest testing in 7th, 8th grades
  • All schools have career fairs/days
  • Elementary schools have character education
    programs on a school wide basis integrated into
    scheduled guidance lessons and the curriculum.
  • Middle and high schools integrate character
    education into curriculum, in special classes or
    advisories and special programs.

Special Services Guidance
  • Orientation to next level of school and visits to
  • All schools have career awareness, career
    education as appropriate for all students
  • Mental health counselors available to schools
    through partnership with county mental health

Middle 8
High 9
Elementary 12
Special Services School Health Services
  • 22,652 medications given during 2003
  • Chronic/known health conditions 928 in 2003
  • 15,091 screenings conducted in 2003
  • Immunization program with DHEC Hepatitis B,
  • 1,435 accident or injuries requiring first aid
    occurred 2003
  • Registered 500 kindergarten or new students
    during 2003

Special Services School Health Services
  • Smoking prevention focused program in middle
  • Communicable disease management

Special Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Prevent first and second pregnancy
  • Assure prenatal education and care is provided in
    order to minimize disabilities resulting from
    high-risk pregnancies
  • 2 pregnancies below 9th grade in 3 years