The School District of Oconee County is located in the extreme northwest corner of South Carolina (near Clemson University). Student performance is among the best in South Carolina. The district employs approximately 797 teachers and operates 20 schools. Inspiring mountain scenery and close access to Atlanta Georgia are contrasting attributes.
The mission of the School District of Oconee County is to provide developmentally appropriate, innovative educational experiences in partnership with the home, business, and community as a means of developing responsible and productive lifelong learners who demonstrate confidence and accepted principles of behavior.
We believe that:
*education is a lifelong process.
*education must be relevant to the needs of the changing technological society in which it operates.
*education should provide the opportunity for students to learn to communicate effectively, solve problems competently, think critically and creatively, and act responsibly.
*all students can learn.
*students must have the opportunity to learn in a physically and emotionally safe environment.
*students must have the opportunity and responsibility to be actively involved in the learning process.
*students must be the center of an educational process that is valued and shared by the home, school, business and community.
*parents and guardians should have the opportunity and accept the responsibility to actively support the learning process.
*all individuals should be treated with dignity and respect.
We envision that:
By the year 2000, the School District of Oconee County will produce students who can communicate effectively, solve problems competently, think critically and creatively, act responsibly, and recognize and respect the right of individual differences. Students will be lifelong learners who are technologically literate and globally-minded. This will be accomplished through positive instruction with appropriate assessment by a fully-trained staff, up-to-date facilities and resources, parental involvement, and collaboration with business and community.
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills inherent in the arts and humanities as measured by performance-based assessment practices as outlined in the South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Framework.
2. Students will demonstrate personal and social skills necessary to succeed in interpersonal relationships as measured by discipline records, crime reports, and teen pregnancy records.
3. Students will demonstrate the skills needed to function as contributing members of a democratic society as measured by attendance, involvement in extra curricular activities, discipline records, community service involvement, records of government/civic course completion, and surveys of teacher opinion.
4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as measured by records of course completion in Health and Physical Education and student surveys.
5. Students will demonstrate effective problem-solving, creative thinking, sound decision-making, and acceptance of challenges in a complex society as measured by teacher opinion, behavioral observations, and participation in social and academic role play assessments designed for individual and group responses.
6. The district will demonstrate increased parental involvement and participation in school activities.
7. The district will demonstrate increased involvement of community agencies and resources.
8. The district will demonstrate an increase in business partnership involvement in schools.
9. Students will demonstrate a developmentally appropriate level the knowledge and skills needed to function successfully in a changing technological world as measured by cognitive tests of knowledge and successful completion of performance-based problems.
10. Students will communicate, compute and access information at a level to enter the job market or higher education as measured by state-approved measures of achievement, records of success in higher education, criterion referenced measurers for school completion, random samples assessment on a performance requirement, and sample surveys of employers of School District of Oconee County graduates.
11. The district will demonstrate progress toward implementation of the District Technology Plan adopted and approved by the School Board in 1993.
12. The district will demonstrate annual progress toward the goal of quality facilities, advanced technology, and well-designed instructional programs for all students.
The School District of Oconee County is a publicly funded organization
No. of Schools: 21
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