Developing World Class Skills of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate
Carvers Bay High School meets and is actively involved in program implementation and delivery of student-centered programs, policy, and procedures to ensure that our students are engaged and progressing toward the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. Our objectives are focused on enhancing education and training to support sustainment of World Class Knowledge and World Class Skills to include Life and Career Characteristics. Due to COVID-19 and the many challenges associated with implementing mitigating procedures, categories prioritized to meet the mission and vision objectives, while solidifying the individual self as a Global Competitor, were severely impacted. Carvers Bay High School remains accredited nationally through AdvancEd as the staff continues to enhance the School Renewal, (SIC) School Improvement Council, Title I and Reading Plans.
World Class Knowledge:
The initiative to incorporate World Class Knowledge is a systemic process enhanced and reinforced as a procedural requirement through Staff Professional Development in a collective design to include critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and Literacy Designed Collaborative (LDC) while utilizing the Principles of Best Mathematics Practices has ensured that our Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, College Prep and Dual Enrollment students are instructed at the highest level of rigor. Those programs were minimized due to social distancing requirements and virtual learning mandates which provided data that students are much more successful with face-to-face instructions which we were limited in providing due to COVID-19. Although the district offered many opportunities for remediation the success rate was not as impactful as hoped. Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills that not only meets the profile of the South Carolina Graduate but ultimately prepares our students to meet and understand the school’s vision of embracing and preparing for College and Career Readiness, as well as Global Competitiveness opportunities continued to be offered however those opportunities were minimal due to COVID-19. In addition, Science, Technology, Engineering (PLTW), Mathematic (STEM), as well as Arts and Social Sciences continue to be at the foundation of our school’s curriculum.
World Class Skills:
District and School wide initiatives, program, policies, and procedures support and enhance World Class Skills. As academics are our primary focus, student centered organizations are our primary source of building teamwork and enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our school staff plan and direct student-centered programs designed to develop and promote leadership skills while displaying academic excellence and enhancing life and soft skills. Extra-Curricular Activities to include special programs, service and community projects are essential in developing life and soft skills, while providing insight of community focus and community needs. Our athletic programs which typically dominate the schools’ headlines continued to strive during our adverse and unprecedented times. A tradition of excellence is always emphasized, as well as the development of leadership and team building skills essential to daily life practices which were evident through the displaying of a work ethic, commitment, and championship pedigree that is Carvers Bay High School. Most noted with a deep playoff representation for football and basketball to include two State Championships in Track and Field. Our Career Technology (CTE) programs provided our students the opportunity to compete and receive a record number of students receiving OSHA Certification. Job Shadowing, work experience, and internships allow students to work and gain valuable realistic opportunities of functioning in today’s work force. Our Agricultural Science Program received State recognition and is moving towards national accolades.
Life and Career Characteristics:
Life and Career Characteristics are the foundation of all programs here at Carvers Bay High School. We have developed the understanding,” academic achievements will get you to the point of reaching success, while character development will help you sustain that success.” Our Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MJROTC) program stands as one of our most honored programs. All incoming 9th graders are enrolled in the program as a foundation to high school orientation, which incorporates the total Carvers Bay High School experience. With the mission to enhance citizenship, character, discipline, and self-motivation, these core values are directly related to our school’s vision statement. Our MRI (Manners, Respect, and Integrity) character theme is modeled and consistently blended into daily activities. Students at each grade level receive a monthly MRI award. The MRI senior student character award is also presented to the senior that displays the highest level of character. Our stated vision of developing global competitors is supported by work ethics, character development, academic competence, consequences, and social integrity. Our clubs and organizations model these concepts as a design to reach global competitiveness. Our goals of character development and social integrity are supported through our conflict resolution program which seeks to allow students to think of alternative ways to handle and resolve conflict while developing problem solving skills. Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) as always ended with a 100% participation rate. IGPs help prepare and provide self-direction and a tracking method to guide our students towards their desired career objective.
The Carvers Bay High School Community works together and is united. Our PTO, SIC, All Sports Booster Club, and Pastor’s Alliance are very active in the daily operations of Carvers Bay High School. Collectively, with contributions from all stakeholders a culture of high expectations is the standard, as all participants are involved to ensure that a return to the normal standards will take place for the 2021-2022 school year.