Sevier Middle School helps all students develop the world-class skills, life skills, and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing challenging academics and applied experiences in a safe and caring learning environment. Students engage in high quality learning enhanced by 1-to-1 technology.
The culture in our school is active and vibrant. Teachers and staff are continually improving and implementing best practices in instruction, assessment, and support to ensure the highest outcomes for each student.
Project-based learning is a primary method of instruction in a STEAM context. Students use creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills to meet significant challenges through the engineering process. Instructional practices in all areas develop academic literacy skills – close reading, annotation and analysis of text, vocabulary development, research, writing, and speaking, and solving real-life scenarios in mathematics. Learning is hands-on, active, and relevant. On-going formative assessments and feedback ensure the attainment of learning goals. We approach learning with the keen vision of a Falcon. Our motto is Focus. Challenge. Prepare.
Our comprehensive related arts offerings include high quality instrumental and choral music, visual arts, foreign language, and digital media programs. The curriculum has expanded to include high school credit opportunities in Engineering, Computer Science, Google Applications, and Multimedia. Our world-class robotics program has qualified for the World Championships two years in a row. Friday morning Enrichment provides students with extra opportunities for academic advancement, the pursuit of individual interests, and personal development.
We are proud of our strong history of academic innovation and success. We support the growth of each student through school counseling, leadership development, and extra-curricular activities that extend important skills in a practical context. Our ABC monitoring, mentoring, and incentive efforts support and celebrate successful attendance, behavior, and class grades. The monthly Gathering of Falcons ceremonies recognizes character and academic achievement.
Sevier Middle School is designated as a School To Watch by the National Forum and the Association for Middle Level Education. Sevier was also re-designated as a RAMP school by the American School Counselor Association, the highest award a comprehensive school counseling program can earn.
At Sevier Middle School, we are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who make our programs richer and directly tie student learning to the world beyond school. Thank you for all of your support in helping in the development of our future South Carolina graduates and world leaders!
Ms. Tara Olenja, Chair of the School Improvement Council
Mr. Chad Maguire, Principal