Myrtle Beach High School is helping all students develop the World Class Skills of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing access to 21st century skills and competencies through a varied and rigorous curriculum in a safe and caring learning environment. We continually challenge our students through a progressive, blended learning format that integrates research-based instructional practices from highly qualified teachers, digital content that provides essential formative data on each individual student, and student-centered instructional delivery models that promote greater personalization of learning.
Seahawk faculty and staff focused on the value of building positive relationships with all stakeholders to create a sense of community within the building. It was through this initiative and team mindset that we saw an increase in graduation rate of over 6%, affording many more students the opportunities available to them with a high school diploma.
Myrtle Beach High School completed its sixth year of our partnership with New Tech Network as Seahawk New Tech. Students were grouped in interdisciplinary sections of English/Social Studies and Math/Science in which core content was delivered through highly structured, real-world projects. This school within a school continues to be a popular and high performing program for our students. The combination of project-based learning, blended rotational models, and integrated digital content will ensure that Myrtle Beach High School students will develop the needed 21st century skills and competencies to be able to compete at the highest levels in a global society.
Career Readiness continues to be a strong focus at MBHS. 11 Seahawks placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference and traveled to San Antonio to compete in the National Conference. 2 of our students made the Finals in Hospitality Management placing them in the top 15 in the country. Health Occupations Students of America took 1st place in the PSA category at the State Leadership Conference and 4 members attended National Conference in Orlando. HOSA completed over 60 community service hours over the holidays visiting senior citizens and hosted a "Be The Match" bone marrow donor drive.
Myrtle Beach High School continues to grow its opportunities for students both artistically and athletically. Seahawk athletics once again had a phenomenal year winning several region championships. The year began with a State Champion Boys Swimmer and a State Championship Football team and closed with a State Championship for Boys Tennis. The 2018-19 Seahawk Show Choir performed for the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, Eagle Crest Retirement, Brightwater Retirement, Broadway at the Beach Tree Lighting, The Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Park at Chapin Park, Waves of the Future at the Carolina Opry, and full holiday and spring performances at MBHS. In addition to their performances, seven of our vocalists were members of All-County Chorus, and two were members of All-State Chorus. The show choir competed in the Heritage Music Festivals in Williamsburg, VA winning gold along with a vocal solo award. The Band Program at Myrtle Beach High School experienced some amazing learning and growth opportunities for our students. We performed at the State Championship football game in Columbia, SC, a truly amazing event in which most bands never have the chance to participate. The band is proud to serve the community and City of Myrtle Beach by performing at the Sun Fun Festival parade as well as the Salute to the Armed Forces Parade held in Market Common. Myrtle Beach High School Orchestra, now known as “Seahawk Strings” had a remarkable 2018-2019 school year. In December, we performed the First Annual Heart of the Holidays Concert with the Show Choir and Band. Together we raised hundreds of dollars for our Angel Tree and an abundance of non-perishable grocery items. In January, Seahawk Strings had 10 Artistically Gifted and Talented students perform with the All County Orchestra, 5 of which received full scholarships to participate in Music Summer camp at Furman University. The spring semester was packed with performances: pit orchestra for our musical, The Sound of Music, Spring Arts day at the Elementary School, Occupational Therapy’s Senior Ceremony, and our Commencement Ceremony in June. Seahawk Strings traveled to Williamsburg, VA for the Heritage Music Festival where we received a Silver Rating for our musical performances.
The Myrtle Beach High School NJROTC was recognized and awarded, for the fourth consecutive year, the Distinguished Unit Award, placing the unit in the top 10% of NJROTC units in the nation. The unit qualified to compete in the Navy Nationals Drill Competition in Pensacola, Florida, where they placed in the top 10 in Armed Exhibition and Color Guard. Cadets were very involved in the community providing over 3,000 hours of community service thru Color Guards, event setups, athletic events, golf tournaments, hurricane cleanup, and nursing homes. The marksmanship team placed 4th in the South Carolina Junior Olympics and the cadets conducted 20 day or overnight orientation trips over the course of the year. The program’s accolades go on and on, but it is their leadership and generous spirit that has proven to have the most impact on the school environment at Myrtle Beach High School.
Zachary McQuigg, MBHS Principal
Jim Creel, 2018-2019 SIC President