Colleton County School District
The mission of the Colleton County School District is to ensure that all students meet or exceed state standards in preparation for becoming productive citizens. The district’s strategic plan is focused on improving student academic achievement and character, teacher quality, parental involvement, and community support.
Colleton County School District is comprised of 7 elementary schools, 1 middle schools, 1 high school, and 1 career technology center and serves approximately 6,000 students.
The curriculum and education are based on the career cluster program where students prepare for their future career goals by following class tracks that specifically concentrate on their selected career path.
The career clusters available:
- Arts, Humantities, Technology, and Communications
- Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources
- Architecture, Construction
- Business, Management, Administration
- Education, Training
- Government, Public Administration
- Health Science
- Hospitality, Tourism
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Marketing, Sales, Service
- Public Safety, Security
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution, Logistics
The newest curriculum utilized at Colleton County High School is from the New Tech Network.The Cougar New Tech Entrepreneur Academy, beginning in the 2013 school year, is an elite program of project based learning. There currently are only about 100 such high schools in the United States. The New Tech Entrepreneural Academy is a progressive school where learners use technology to complete group projects as they would in a profesisonal work enviornment. Courses are taugh in double classrooms by pairs of facilitators who integrate subject content to create projects that are both standards-b
ased and relevant to life appliation.
Thunderbolt Career & Technology Center
Thunderbolt Career & Technology Center serves approximately 800 students each semester on a Block Schedule in one or more of fifteen instructional labs. Program offerings include fifteen of the sixteen South Carolina Career Clusters and twenty of the twenty-nine Individual Graduation Plan (IGP).
The technical academic programs include:
- Health Occupations
- Virtual Enterprise and Office Support Systems
- Oracle Academy
- Culinary Arts
- Machine Tool and Manufacturing
- Automotive Technology
- Engineering and Project Lead The Way
- Carpentry and Construction
We also support Career and Technical Education programs housed at Colleton County High School that include:
- Agriculture Science
- Apparel Construction and Design
- Business Technology and Education
- Consumer Science
We recognize the need for 21st Century technical education in our community in order to assist Colleton County in competing within a global economy and ensuring a quality of life unique to Walterboro and our surrounding townships. Forty-nine percent of the students at Colleton County High School participate in at least one course here at TCTC. We also have participation from home school students and encourage private school students living in Colleton County to consider enrollment in courses here as well.