May 21, 2015
Honors and Awards Program @ 2:00 PM
Cope Area Career Center Graduation @ 6:00 PM
May 24, 2015
Class of 2015 Baccalaureate Services
5:00 PM @ Bushy Pond Baptist Church
May 29, 2015
4th Nine Weeks Ends (180th Day)
Last Day for Students (Early Dismissal)
Graduation @ 5:00 PM
June 5, 2015
Report Cards Mailed to Parents
Please check out our Announcements Page to get dates for other sporting and school events.
CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Holiday
The OCSD4 board voted on Tuesday, May 19th, to appoint Mr. Ernest Holiday to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources/Public Relations position. Mr. Holiday will take over for Dr. Tim Newman, who will assume the Superintendent's role on July 1st, 2015. Mr. Holiday has been the Principal here at Hunter Kinard Tyler Middle/High School since July 2012. His 18 year career path has taken him from the classroom, to Middle School and High School Assistant Principal, and Principal. He has a Bachelors of Science in Special Education from Presbyterian College, a Masters of Education from Winthrop University, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Educational Leadership.
CONGRATULATIONS 2015 - 2016 Teacher of the Year
CONGRATULATIONS 2015 - 2016 Support Staff Person of the Year
“Did you know that there are testing changes coming to South Carolina? Learn more about the new ACT tests being administered to all students in grades 3rd - 8th and in the 11th grade this April. Learn what is being tested, find out test dates, and how you can get your children prepared by clicking on the ACT button on the homepage of the South Carolina Department of Education: http://ed.sc.gov/.”
****LAST CHANCE: Free SAT and ACT Crams online****
Kaplan Test Prep is providing free cram sessions for the SAT and ACT. Students who attend will learn 10 Top Score-Raising Strategies and review tips for time management during the test. For complete dates and times and to register, go to www.kaptest.com/freecram.
Free Practice for the ACT/SAT/ASVAB
Courtesy of the US Army
South Carolina Colleges Guide
The South Carolina colleges guide is a no-cost resource that allows students to view in-depth information and data on colleges and universities in the state, and to use a custom search tool to identify potential schools by size, city, type, cost and more.
Listed below are career resources available in guidance for student and staff use.
Great Jobs for Business Majors
Great Jobs for Math Majors
Job Search for People w/ Disabilities
High Growth Careers
Careers in Engineering
Careers in Law and the Legal Industry
Careers in Forensic Science
Careers in Armed Forces
Careers in Health Care
Careers in Banking, Finance and Insurance
Careers in Music
Careers in Conservation and the Environment
Careers in the Visual Arts
Careers in Library & Information Science
Careers in Photography
Career in the Publishing Industry
Careers in Science
Careers in Advertising & Public Relations
Careers in Theater & the Performing Arts
Careers in Fashion
Careers in Film Industry
Careers in Writing
Careers in Automotive Industry
Careers in Education & Related Services
SAT Test Dates
June 6 - Register by May 8
*Paper registration or online*
ACT Test Dates
June 13 - Register by May 8
*Online registration only*
Cost: $38.00 - No Writing
$54.00 - With Writing
High School Exit Exam Elimination
Act 155 (H. 3919) passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nikki R. Haley on April 14, 2014, states in part “Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students are no longer required to meet the exit examination requirements set forth in in this section and State Regulation to earn a South Carolina high school diploma."
A person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements may petition the local school board to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma. The elimination of the exit exam (BSAP, HSAP) requirement is retroactive to the graduating class of 1990. The local school board will transmit diploma requests to the South Carolina Department of Education in accordance with Department procedures, which are included below. Petitions under this section must be submitted to the local school board by December 31, 2015.
Persons eligible to receive a South Carolina high school diploma under these provisions must have met all other graduation requirements at the time of his or her high school attendance. All eligible candidates' names must be verified and submitted by the local school board. The Department will not accept requests directly from a diploma candidate. Petitions should be directed to the local school board based upon the high school that the eligible candidate attended. The process for completing petitions will vary according to local district policy, however all petitions must be received by school boards no later than December 31, 2015.
The South Carolina Department of Education will begin processing requests from local school boards as soon as possible. Since this law applies to the graduating class of 2015, students in the graduating class of 2014 who are denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirement may petition their local school board for a high school diploma as soon as they are no longer enrolled in public school, as outlined in the law.
Please see the FAQ below and contact email@example.com with any questions.
Orangeburg County School Disitrict 4 has begun using Common Core State Standards during this school year. You may click on this link http://educationnorthwest.org/resource/1547 to find information to help your child/children as they transition.