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    Updated 1/22/2020 (1)

    Alcorn Middle School Crayton Middle School Gibbes Middle School

    Hand Middle School Hopkins Middle School W.A. Perry Middle School

    W.G. Sanders Middle School Southeast Middle School St. Andrews Middle School

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    This Course Catalog is provided as information for students, parents, and District staff who are involved in planning programs studies for students. The District does not warrant that this Course Catalog is free of errors or omissions. The District reserves the right to correct errors or omissions in this catalog at the time the errors or omissions are discovered and to adjust school and student records, including grade reports, transcripts, and the calculation of student grade point averages and ranks in class, to reflect those corrections. Use of this Course Catalog does not create or constitute a contract between any user and the District. August 30, 2017

    Changes to the Document by Date Date Description of Change

    1/4/2019 Conversion to 2019-2020; formatting; remove some HS credit courses; re-organize appendices; update Table of Contents; add Appendix J

    2/19/2019 Add Appendix K (Future Ready: CATE Clusters and Majors)

    2/19/2019 Update Appendix A (CATE CCR templates; non-CCR templates)

    2/21/2019 Update formatting and fonts; update paragraph spacing; update clusters and majors in main body of catalog

    2/23/2019 Edits to narrative text; addition and removal of selected courses

    3/3/2019 Replace all appendices; replace curriculum framework narrative

    3/4/2019 Review and update narrative

    3/8/2019 Narrative edits; upgrade CATE courses, course codes; Theatre Exploratory courses; page formatting

    3/15/2019 CATE courses, edits and re-ordering

    3/18/2019 CATE courses, edits and re-ordering

    3/19/2018 Correct some CATE course codes

    3/20/2019 Cover format; CATE courses; waiting for some course codes from SCDE (highlighted); update Table of Contents

    3/21/2019 Remove some formatting and highlighting

    4/1/2019 Correct PE requirement on p. 5

    4/8/2019 Addition of Discovering Computer Science (1.0 HS credit); addition of Intro to Careers for 8th grade

    5/2/2019 Update to Ambassador Program

    6/26/2019 New CATE course codes added for grades 7-8

    7/22/2019 Change in narrative; English 1 change

    7/30/2019 Update principals’ names

    8/16/2019 Appendix G update

    8/20/2019 Update CATE course information

    8/23/2019 Added 8th grade Spanish options

    8/30/2019 Ambassador Program updated

    1/22/2020 Update Board member names

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    Richland County School District One

    1616 Richland Street Columbia, SC 29201

    Telephone (803) 231-7000 Fax (803) 231-7417

    Board of School Commissioners

    Mr. Jamie Devine, Chairman, (803) 231-6985

    Mr. Aaron Bishop, Vice Chairman, (803) 231-6984

    Ms. Lila Anna Sauls, Secretary-Treasurer, (803) 231-7562 Ms. Cheryl Harris, Parliamentarian, (803) 231-6981

    Ms. Yolanda Anderson, (803) 231-6987

    Ms. Beatrice King, (803) 231-6986

    Mr. Jonathan Milling, (803) 231-7561


    Dr. Craig Witherspoon • (803) 231-7500

    Middle Schools Alcorn Middle School

    5125 Fairfield Rd. Columbia, SC 29203 Telephone (803) 735-3439 Fax (803) 735-3487 Carla Mathis, Principal Crayton Middle School

    5000 Clemson Ave. Columbia, SC 29206 Telephone (803) 738-7224 Fax (803) 738-7901 Angela Burns, Principal Hand Middle School

    2600 Wheat St. Columbia, SC 29205 Telephone (803) 343-2947 Fax (803) 733-6173 Patrice Green, Principal

    Heyward Gibbes Middle School

    500 Summerlea Drive Columbia, SC 29203 Telephone (803) 343-2942 Fax (803) 733-3040 Ron Webb, Principal Hopkins Middle School

    1601 Clarkson Rd. Hopkins, SC 29061 Telephone (803) 695-3331 Fax (803) 695-3320 Bobbie Hartwell, Jr., Principal W.A. Perry Middle School

    2600 Barhamville Rd. Columbia, SC 29204 Telephone (803) 256-6437 Fax (803) 255-2262 Dr. Robin Coletrain, Principal

    St. Andrews Middle School

    1231 Bluefield Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 Telephone (803) 731-8910 Fax (803) 731-8913 Jametta Hodges-Stewart, Principal W.G Sanders Middle School

    3455 Pinebelt Rd. Columbia, SC 29204 Telephone (803) 735-3445 Fax (803) 735-3679 Andrenna Smith, Principal Southeast Middle School

    731 Horrell Hill Rd. Hopkins, SC 29061 Telephone (803) 695-5700 Fax (803) 695-5703 Inger Ferguson, Principal

    DISTRICT OVERVIEW Richland County School District One seeks to offer our students educational opportunities in a personalized environment that promotes learning. The goal of the district is to prepare students for 21st century and life-long learning. In order to accomplish this goal, Richland County School District One provides a challenging and relevant curriculum. The curriculum includes clusters of study, majors and an IGP Success Planner. Clusters of study reflect broad groupings of occupations and industries that are further defined into career pathways. Career pathways include a number of majors, which are designed to focus on an area of interest, although students are never locked into a specific cluster, pathway, or major. An IGP Success Planner is designed in consideration of success with prior course work, assessments and teacher recommendations.

    MISSION STATEMENT We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES • Students will master numeracy and literacy skills.

    • Students will demonstrate higher order thinking, social skills, and character traits necessary to be contributing citizens in a global society.

    • As life-long learners, students will be empowered to continue exploring their interests and passion.

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    Page Topic 5 General Information 5 South Carolina High School Diploma Requirements 5 Grade Classification 5 Promotion/Retention 6 Course Registration Process 6 Course Selection 6 Schedule Changes 6 Preparing and Planning for the Future 6 Curriculum 6 Required Curriculum 6 Textbooks 6 Field Experiences/Studies 6 Seventh and Eighth Grade Students Earning High School Credit 7 Attendance/Denial of Credit 7 Extended Illness/Homebound Instruction 7 Grading Policy 7 Honor Roll 7 Courses Carrying Carnegie Units 7 Retaking a Course 8 Honors Courses 8 End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) Courses 8 VirtualSC 8 Report Cards 8 Parental Involvement 8 Acceptable Use Policy 8 Penalties for Improper Use 8 Curriculum Framework 9 Framework Design 9 Clusters

    10 Majors 10 Majors in Each Cluster 11 IGP Success Planner 12 Course Numbers and Tags 12 English/Language Arts Course Offerings 15 Mathematics Course Offerings 17 Science Course Offerings 19 Social Studies Course Offerings 21 World Language Course Offerings. 22 Health and Physical Education Course Offerings 24 Visual and Performing Arts 28 CATE and STEM Courses 31 Related Academics 32 High School Credits/Carnegie Units 35 Appendices

    Appendix A: Curriculum Progression Charts Appendix B: Courses to Meet the Computer Science Graduation Requirement Appendix C: Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Worksheet Appendix D: Future Ready: CATE Clusters and Majors Appendix E: CATE Curriculum Framework Appendix F: Clusters of Study: CCR Majors and Non-CCR Majors Appendix G: College Planning Checklist Appendix H: South Carolina Scholarship and Grant Programs Appendix I: Ten-Point SC Uniform Grading Scale Appendix J: Seven-Point SC Uniform Grading Scale Appendix K: NCAA Core GPA/Test Score Index for 16 Courses. Appendix L: Other Resources

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    HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS To be eligible to receive a state high school diploma, students must be actively enrolled at the high school issuing the diploma a semester prior to the graduation date except in the case of a bona fide change of residence. Based on State Law, requirements to receive a South Carolina High School Diploma (graduation requirements) for students in grades 9 - 12 are prescribed as follows:

    English/Language Arts 4 units

    Mathematics 4 units

    Science 3 units

    United States History and Constitution

    1 unit

    Economics ½ unit

    United States Government ½ unit

    Other Social Studies Elective 1 unit

    Physical Education, Junior ROTC, Marching Band with Physical Education

    1 unit

    Computer Science 1 unit

    World Language

    OR 1 unit

    Career and Technical Education


    Electives: 7 units

    (Includes Comprehensive Health Education Requirements)


     All students must take End-of-Course Examinations in order

    to meet graduation requirements set by the State Board of Education.

     All students must earn one unit of credit in computer science. Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, Keyboarding will not meet the computer science requirement. Keyboarding credits earned before 2018-2019 will meet the requirement. A unit of credit applied toward the computer science requirement may