Senior Superlatives

Seniors! 

Check your email for the Senior Superlative Nomination form on today. The voting window will only be open until the end of the day on March 23, 2017

NHS Trashion Show March 24th


On Friday, March 24th, the National Honor Society is hosting a Trashion Show at 6:00PM in the Spring Valley Auditorium. Individuals will model outfits that they have made out of trash/recyclable materials. 

To attend this event, buy a ticket from a National Honor Society member or Dr. Seiler. Tickets are $2 now and $5 at the door, and all proceeds go to support Camp Kemo. This promises to be a fun event, so buy your tickets today!

Viking Wrestling CiCi's Night


Valley's Got Talent


Richland Two's 4th Annual Film Festival - Night on the Red Carpet


We have had such incredible participation this year with over 90 submissions.  All students who submitted a video are invited to be at Spring Valley to show their creative work.  For the first 30 minutes, attendees can browse the student's work using QR codes and their cell phone.  At 6:30 we will move into the auditorium where we will showcase the top 3 videos in each category and present the winners with their award. Everyone across the district is invited to see our students' amazing work! Please RSVP!

2017 USC Region II Science and Engineering Fair Awards


Fifty-four Discovery students competed in the University of South Carolina Region II Science and Engineering Fair on March 10th, 2017. Each of these students did an outstanding job presenting his/her research to the judges from University of South Carolina, the United States Navy/Marine Corps, Fort Jackson, Congaree National Park, Westinghouse and many other professional organizations. Approximately 200 students from area high schools were interviewed by judges to determine the best of the submitted projects. Vinita Cheepurupalli was awarded the Silver Medal/Second place Grand Award.  Vinita was also chosen to compete in the International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment) Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) in Houston, TX in May. Please see the complete list of awards that our students earned.  Congratulations to all of our students, their families, and their research teachers, Dr. Joanne Bedlek-Anslow, Mr. Dale Soblo, and Mrs. Michelle Spigner on their outstanding work!

Schedule for Wednesday, March 22nd


8:40-12:15  Testing: WorkKeys
**Non-testing students report to the Main Gym upon arrival to school
12:15-1:00  LUNCH
1:05-1:38    1st Period
1:43-2:16    2nd Period
2:21-2:54    3rd Period
2:59-3:33    4th Period

This schedule may be adjusted to accommodate testing, if needed.


WorkKeys Testing Student Information:
All third year students will take the WorkKeys Assessment.  Report to your assigned testing room no later than 8:40 am. Testing will begin promptly after the bell rings.
Testing room assignments were sent to students at their school Gmail address.  All ACT testing will take place on the 3rd floor or in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Students who are testing should eat a good breakfast Wednesday morning.  Snacks will not be provided during the testing break.  If students need a snack during they testing break, they should bring it with them on Wednesday.  Students also need to bring two #2 pencils, their plastic student ID or driver's license (paper ID's cannot be accepted by WorkKeys), and their own calculator or a calculator they checked out from a math teacher today.  Off campus Juniors may not have time to leave campus for lunch after testing.

Non-Testing Student Information:
All non-testing students will report directly to the Main Gym Tuesday morning.  Non-testing students will hear from speaker David Jones from the Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol about Distracted Driving.  After the speaker, students will participate team building/problem solving/communication activities in the Main Gym.

Valley's Got Talent


USC Bus Trip for Juniors


No Late Start Tomorrow


There will be No Late Start for high schools on Wednesday, March 22nd, due to WorkKeys Testing. Late Start will resume on Wednesday, March 29th. 



Congratulations to Jacob Brock

Congratulations to Jacob Brock ! He is only one of two students in the state of South Carolina who qualified as a USABO (USA Biology Olympiad) Semifinalist. The USA Biology Olympiad is the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States.  The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. Jacob will now go on to take the Semifinal exam next week. 

Viking Sports Wrap

Photo: GoFlashWin
Girls Track & Field
It was a great weekend for the Lady Vikings Track & Field team with a 1st place team finish at the Silver Fox Invitational. Highlights from the Field events include a 2nd place finish by Morgan McLeod and 3rd place by Yvonne Thomas in the Pole Vault, Ikia Morgan 5th place and a tie for 6th (Raechal Sampson & Nyla Keough).  In the Triple Jump, we captured 3rd (Tori Ward), 6th (Danielle Miller) and 7th (Kanyah Stevenson). In the JV Long Jump Anaya Keough took 1st place and her twin sister Nyla Keough was 3rd.  Breha Fulford finished 6th in the Discus and 6th in the Shot Put. We also had Rebekah Bishop finishing 2nd and Janae Freeman 4th in the JV Shot Put.

On the track all 3 athletes placed in the 100m Hurdles with 1st place (Courtney Pratt), 3rd place (Chaylana Scott) and 5th (Morgan Roberts).  In the 100m dash, all 3 placed as well with 3rd place (Amaryah White), 6th (Kori Addison) and 7th (Tori Ward).  The JV 100m dash race was exciting as all 3 athletes also placed with Yvonne Thomas placing 2nd, Danielle Miller 4th, and Jonnica Fuller 6th.  Senior Gabrielle McGee finished strong in the 800m with a 3rd place finish and teammate Paige Waters finished 7th.  Freshman Mikayla Turner took a 1st place finish in the 400m and Ahja Amos finished in 4th place.  

In the 200m dash Freshman Amaryah White finished 1st and Mikayla Turner placed 4th.  All 3 athletes placed in the 400m Hurdles with Chaylana Scott winning 1st place, Jasmine Hughley right behind her for 2nd and Raechal Sampson 4th.  Danielle Murrin had a 7thplace finish in the 3200m. Finishing out with the relays the 4x800 took 3rd (Jasmine Hughley, Kaitlyn Froelich, Paige Waters, Gabrielle McGee), a 1st place finish in the 4x100 (Mikayla Turner, Danielle Miller, Tori Ward , Amaryah White), and the 4x400 (Amaryah White, Ahja Amos, Gabrielle McGee, Milayla Turner) took 2nd place to finish the meet.

Softball
Spring Valley 17, Irmo 7 - The Lady Vikings were able to get another region win Friday evening against Irmo.  We got off to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first.  Irmo quickly answered with a 3 run HR in the bottom half of the inning.  We scored 4 in the top half of the second, and maintained the lead from that point on.  We were led offensively by Alexis Edgerton (4-for-5: 2 singles, 1 double, 1 HR; 4 runs scored; 4 RBI’s), Hannah Bostic (3-for-5: 2 singles, 1 double; 2 runs scored; 3 RBI’s), Jade Mickle (3-for-5: 3 singles; 3 runs scored; 1 RBI) , and Jourdan Bostic (3-for-4: 1 single, 2 doubles; 1 run scored; 5 RBI’s). Other contributors were Hunter Hayes (1 run scored), Mary Beth Sullivan (3 runs scored; 1 RBI), and Tale’A Vicenty (2 runs scored). Molly Coleman pitched the complete game, getting the victory in the circle, and Mary Freeman played solidly behind the plate. Overall record moves to 3-5, with our region record at 2-1. Next up for the girls is a region match-up against River Bluff (at River Bluff) on Tuesday.  Wish the girls good luck!

FBLA State Leadership Conference

Our SV Future Business Leaders Leaders of America (FBLA) participated in the State Leadership Conference held this weekend, March 17-19th in Charleston, SC.  Our students landed in the top 10 in all of the categories in which they competed.  Two of our students, Zhane' Bradley and Taylor Jeter, progressed to the National Leadership Conference which will be held June 29-July 2nd in Anaheim, CA.  Let's congratulate the following FBLA members for representing SV very well and a very special thanks to our reporter, Keiyona Jordon, for covering this event.

FBLA Members
Morgan Benson 
Zhane' Bradley
Taylor Jeter
Amina Wallace
Siarah Wilson 

HOSA Members win Top Honors at the 40th Annual State Leadership Conference


On March 8-10, 22 students and 3 advisors attended the 40th Annual SC State Leadership in Charleston SC. The conference was attended by almost 1500 students from across the state. It began and ended with vocal performances by SV students Shakthika Saravanan and Sarayu Parise.  The conference included a large competitive event component that boasts strong competition and 44 different events. 11 of our students placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their event and are now eligible to compete at the International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Orlando, Florida (June 20-25). Two additional students placed in the top 5 in their event. In addition, students were honored for their academic accomplishments and community service. Mrs. Lorie McDuffie (advisor) was recognized for her service to local, state and national HOSA by being named the SC HOSA Advisor of the year. The results are as follows:

First Place
Sarayu Parise                 Home Health Aid
Sreeja Varanasi              Biomedical Lab Science

Second Place
Maya Ingram                   Medical Assisting
Deiveek Kerai                  Sports Medicine
Nerielle Legaspi               Clinical Specialty
Shubhanjali  Minhas         Medical Law and Ethics
Pallavi Rao                      Physical Therapy

Third Place
Tanvi Mehta                     Biomedical Debate
Aman Pitalia                    Biomedical Debate
Priyanka Rao                   Biomedical Debate
Vijay Tripahti                    Biomedical Debate

Top 5 Finish
Abhijith Nair                      Medical Terminology
Sreya Varanasi                  Behavioral Health

Scholarships
Tanvi Mehta                       $1,000.00
Priyanka Rao                     $1,000.00
Nerielle Legaspi                  $1,000.00
Maya Ingram                      $   500.00

Barbara James Service Award
Sreeja Varanasi

Health Care Issues Exam Finalist
Hanamei Shao

HOSA Happenings
Chapter Recognition

Chapter Reflections
Chapter Recognition


Our students worked hard to earn these awards but it would not have been possible without the help of many you! I would like to thank the following individuals for contributing their time and talents to help our students to be successful in their endeavors.:
Layne Bee  (Advisor)
Mary Morgan (Advisor)
Josh Keiper
Joanne Bedlek-Anslow
Robin Meadows
Julie Sandy
Michelle Wyatt
Amy Malcom (RNE)
Mrs. Rao

NHS Trashion Show March 24th


On Friday, March 24th, the National Honor Society is hosting a Trashion Show at 6:00PM in the Spring Valley Auditorium. Individuals will model outfits that they have made out of trash/recyclable materials. 

To attend this event, buy a ticket from a National Honor Society member or Dr. Seiler. Tickets are $2 now and $5 at the door, and all proceeds go to support Camp Kemo. This promises to be a fun event, so buy your tickets today!

Viking Wrestling CiCi's Night


Blood Drive April 4th

The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive here at SV on Tuesday, April 4th. The blood drive will be from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the Auxiliary gym. Our goal is to collect 110 pints of blood, which could potentially help 330 individuals in the Midlands! All community members and parents are welcome, and encouraged, to donate! If you are interested in donating blood, please contact Michelle Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org or 699-3500 ext. 69371. 

Senior Superlatives

Seniors! 

Check your email for the Senior Superlative Nomination form on tomorrow Wednesday, March 22nd. The voting window will only be open until the end of the day on March 23, 2017

Palmetto Boys State

ATTENTION Junior boys,Palmetto Boys State is coming soon!  Palmetto Boys State takes young men who have demonstrated leadership in their own communities and train them in practical, democratic principles of government, and by having these young men actually participate in the organization, election and functions of these governmental units.If you are interested in PBS, be sure to pick up an application in the Main Office or Student Activities (C127) March 8 - March 20.  All applications are due by Wednesday, March 22 to Mrs. Ashford.

Palmetto Girls State

ATTENTION Junior girls, Palmetto Girls State is coming soon!  Palmetto Girls State is a weeklong program this summer designed to immerse you in real, functioning government, in mythical State of Palmetto! Delegates to PGS run every aspect of the State, including its local government and media outlets, and you'll learn all about the political process.  There's a job for everyone at PGS! Who knows, maybe you'll be the next Governor of Palmetto Girls State.  Be sure to pick up an application in the Main Office or Student Activities (C127) March 8 - March 20.  All applications are due by Wednesday, March 22 to Mrs. Ashford.

WorkKeys

Below is the schedule for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (schedule may be adjusted on test day depending on testing finish time).

8:40-12:15  Testing: WorkKey
**Non-testing students report to the Main Gym upon arrival to school
12:15-1:00  LUNCH
1:05-1:38    1st Period
1:43-2:16    2nd Period
2:21-2:54    3rd Period
2:59-3:33    4th Period

WorkKeys is a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a quality workforce. The assessments measure foundational and soft skills. WorkKeys assessments measure skills that employers feel are essential to success in the workplace.

Students, job seekers, and seasoned professionals can use WorkKeys to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and gain a valid way to demonstrate their abilities to employers. Educators and employers can use it to help take the guesswork out of determining student, applicant, and employee qualifications.

Each WorkKeys assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels.  For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5. The complexity can also increase as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.

Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information can lead to earning the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 3 million people across the United States. (Source: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workforce-solutions/act-workkeys/about-act-workkeys.html)

See what test questions look like for the three sections by clicking the links below:


NO Late Start Wednesday, March 22nd


There will be No Late Start for high schools on Wednesday, March 22nd, due to WorkKeys Testing. Late Start will resume on Wednesday, March 29th. 

Senior Superlatives

Seniors! 

Check your email for the Senior Superlative Nomination form on Wednesday, March 22nd. The voting window will only be open until the end of the day on March 23, 2017. 

Teacher Cadets at Spring Valley




Exactly what is Teacher Cadets?
Teacher Cadet is a class for juniors & seniors who are interested in exploring the various careers in education.or in any profession that works with kids. You will learn valuable information and gain the skills to work with children and youth. More detailed information can be found at this link: https://www.teachercadets.com/teacher-cadets-overview.html


What kind of credit do students earn?
The class is a dual enrollment class, so students are receiving college credit (EDU101) while at the same time receiving an elective high school credit. Because of its dual enrollment status, S.C. awards Advanced Placement weighting to this course. 

Who can sign up for the class?
Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and an excellent disciplinary record. You MUST complete an application to be admitted into the class. 

What about the college credit?
  The credit will transfer to any college or university in the United States. The receiving college will determine how the credit will be applied to the student’s course of study dependent on their major , but no college has refused to accept it. 

Can juniors take the class?
YES!

What if I am not sure I want to be a teacher?
This class will still be of great benefit to you! See Mrs. Dilley in 329D for more information. Applications are available from Mrs. Dilley, outside of 329D in the folder, and online.

Alive @ 25 Class Wednesday, April 19th


There is an Alive @ 25 class at Spring Valley HS on Wednesday, April 19 from 4:00 pm -8:30 pm in room C-145. All students who plan to drive and park at SVHS must take this course. You can register online at SCAlive@25.org or call them at 803-732-6778

Parent Survey Due March 28th!

Your third-year student was given a parent survey for you to complete.  The deadline for completing and returning the survey is March 28th. (The letter inside the survey gives a deadline of March 21st, but that was extended due to survey shipping delays.)

Classified Employee of the Month for January & February

Top Picture: Ms. Teresa Sebastian
Bottom Picture: Ms. Hilary Dickerson 
Spring Valley "Classified Employee of the Month" program is designed to recognize a classified employee who has gone beyond the call of duty. The teachers and staff voted and the winner of January is Ms. Teresa Sebastian and February is Ms. Hilary Dickerson. Congratulations !

Teacher of the Month for January & February

Top Photo: Ms. Karen Hatter
Bottom Photo: Mr. Franklin Davis

Spring Valley "Teacher of the Month" program is designed to recognize teachers who are making a profound and positive difference in the lives of our students. Each month during the school year Spring Valley students, teachers, parents, and staff are given a chance to vote for a teacher and explain how that teacher has made an impact on them. Congratulations to the "Teacher of the Month" for January Ms.Karen Hatter and February Mr.Franklin Davis !

*Students, Parents and Teachers please check your email for our March Teacher of the Month Form. We will be taking nominations for your favorite Special Services Teacher. 

Congrats to Our SV Band Students

All State
Jane McCallum, Timothy Johnson, Chris Juhn
Congratulations to our many students who auditioned for the Region Band seats, and for those who made the cut to audition for the All-State Band.Our band students who earned seats in All-State Band, just returned last night from the March 10-12 clinic and performance at Furman University. 









Chris Juhn


While at All-State, Chris Juhn, 1st Chair Senior All-State, also was awarded the "Outstanding Bandsman Award" by the International Bandmasters Fraternity Phi Beta Mu. A huge honor. Chris Juhn also auditioned at 8:00AM Friday morning for the Phi Beta Mu Scholarship. All-State Seniors are nominated to audition for this award, of which 22 Seniors participated. Chris earned 2nd place, which will award him $500.00 toward his college tuition or expenses.

Poetry Out Loud Results

Caption: Alyssa Williams (far right) pictured with her parents (middle)
 and Ms. Bartell
Freshman Alyssa Williams was one of nine finalists to participate in the SC State Finals of Poetry Out Loud on Saturday, March 11 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Though she did not advance beyond the third round of finals, she had a great performance in a field of very talented participants. She recited "When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats and "Insomnia" by Dana Gioia.

Alyssa represented Spring Valley in the state Poetry Out Loud Competition AND State Robotic Competition on the same day! She left the robotics competition to recite her poems and returned to robotics competitions when the POL State finals was over.

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest. National sponsors are the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation while the state sponsors are the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Columbia Museum of Art. 

Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. 

Why So Tardy?

We have seen an increase in the number of students arriving tardy on campus. This is occurring each day and, most excessively, on Late Start Wednesday mornings.
Students miss important instructional time when they arrive late to school.  

If a student misses 15 minutes of a skinny class, or 30 minutes of a block class, they receive an absence for that class for that day.  If students accumulate more than 10 absences in a skinny class, or more than 20 absences in a block class, they risk failing the course for attendance.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, class begins at 8:40 am.  This means students must be in their classroom by 8:40 am.  Car riders should arrive on campus no later than 8:10 am on these mornings in order to ensure they have enough time to navigate the car rider line and make it to class by 8:40 am. Parents should not stop on Sparkleberry Lane to let their children out of the car as this slows all traffic on Sparkleberry Lane and is unsafe for the students.

Late Start occurs on most Wednesday mornings and class begins at 9:30 am on those days. This means students must be in their classroom by 9:30 am. Car riders should arrive on campus no later than 9:00 am on Late Start Wednesdays in order to ensure they have enough time to navigate the car rider line and make it to class by 9:30 am. Parents should not stop on Sparkleberry Lane to let their children out of the car as this slows all traffic on Sparkleberry Lane and is unsafe for the students.  It is important to remember that Late Start is not a day for late arrival. 


Fighting Hunger


On Saturday, March 11th Spring Valley students and staff work together to create a truly dynamic experience and volunteer time to fight against hunger. They participated in the Hunger Project and boxed up 100,800 boxes that were sent out to different groups to feed the hungry. The boxes contained individual packets of Lentil Casserole each packet serves six people. Great Job Vikings !

WorkKeys

Below is the schedule for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (schedule may be adjusted on test day depending on testing finish time).

8:40-12:15  Testing: WorkKey
**Non-testing students report to the Main Gym upon arrival to school
12:15-1:00  LUNCH
1:05-1:38    1st Period
1:43-2:16    2nd Period
2:21-2:54    3rd Period
2:59-3:33    4th Period

WorkKeys is a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a quality workforce. The assessments measure foundational and soft skills. WorkKeys assessments measure skills that employers feel are essential to success in the workplace.

Students, job seekers, and seasoned professionals can use WorkKeys to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and gain a valid way to demonstrate their abilities to employers. Educators and employers can use it to help take the guesswork out of determining student, applicant, and employee qualifications.

Each WorkKeys assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels.  For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5. The complexity can also increase as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.

Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information can lead to earning the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 3 million people across the United States. (Source: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workforce-solutions/act-workkeys/about-act-workkeys.html)

See what test questions look like for the three sections by clicking the links below:


NO Late Start Wednesday, March 22nd


There will be No Late Start for high schools on Wednesday, March 22nd, due to WorkKeys Testing. Late Start will resume on Wednesday, March 29th. 

Teacher Cadets at Spring Valley




Exactly what is Teacher Cadets?
Teacher Cadet is a class for juniors & seniors who are interested in exploring the various careers in education.or in any profession that works with kids. You will learn valuable information and gain the skills to work with children and youth. More detailed information can be found at this link: https://www.teachercadets.com/teacher-cadets-overview.html


What kind of credit do students earn?
The class is a dual enrollment class, so students are receiving college credit (EDU101) while at the same time receiving an elective high school credit. Because of its dual enrollment status, S.C. awards Advanced Placement weighting to this course. 

Who can sign up for the class?
Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and an excellent disciplinary record. You MUST complete an application to be admitted into the class. 

What about the college credit?
  The credit will transfer to any college or university in the United States. The receiving college will determine how the credit will be applied to the student’s course of study dependent on their major , but no college has refused to accept it. 

Can juniors take the class?
YES!

What if I am not sure I want to be a teacher?
This class will still be of great benefit to you! See Mrs. Dilley in 329D for more information. Applications are available from Mrs. Dilley, outside of 329D in the folder, and online.

Free ACT Workshop Tomorrow

We will be hosting a spring ACT Workshop March 18th from 8:30- 12:30 in the Spring Valley High School MPR. Carolina College Prep will host a fun and informative workshop. Take advantage of this free  workshop. Space is limited. 

Registration is required. 

You can sign up for the ACT online at ACT.org. If you have questions about registration or waivers please see your school counselor.

ACT Test Dates for Spring 2017:
February 11
April 8
June 10
*Check registration deadlines online

WorkKeys Calculator Check-Out

Next week, on Wednesday, March 22, third year students will be taking the WorkKeys assessment.
Testing students may check out an Nspire CX calculator from their math teacher on Tuesday, March 21, after school. If the calculator is lost or damaged, students will be charged a $140 fee. Calculators need to be returned immediately after the WorkKeys assessment.  If students are not currently in a math course, below is a table of math teachers and their classrooms where students can check-out a calculator.  
Students may also choose to bring their own calculator.  Here is the WorkKeys acceptable CALCULATOR list.
                 Check out calculators from:
1st Floor
Belcher
C147
Brown
C141
Lasseter
C139
McKelvey
D131
Miller
D120
Shillinglaw
D135
Sims
D118
Torbett
C145
Yaeger
D136
English
C209
Bartlebaugh
C349
2nd Floor
Coulter
D338
3rd Floor
Long
C324
Smoak
C325
Suss
D339
Wilson
C348

Important Prom Information

Seniors and Juniors please check your email for important information concerning the prom. 

PROM 2017
April 29th 
Location: R2i2
8:30pm -11:30pm
Theme: Mardi Gras



Spring Valley High School (Discovery and Explorations) Named National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America


Spring Valley High School has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. 

Spring Valley High School’s magnet programs, Discovery and Explorations, seek to provide our students with an innovative, academically challenging experience centered on rigorous mathematics and science education through unique, student-centered research and internship opportunities. Our educators strive to establish meaningful relationships with each student and family, set consistently high expectations for all learners, empower each student with the tools to reach his/her full potential, and continuously inspire exploration, discovery and creativity in our students. Our vision is to develop a well-rounded scholar who has the ability to use scientific inquiry, mathematical tools, and twenty-first century technology skills to succeed and solve problems in our rapidly changing world. Discovery and Explorations will challenge students to embrace diversity and become culturally responsible, caring citizens in the global community.

Presentation of Distinction Award:


Dr. Michelle Wyatt will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 35th National Conference hosted by Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, California April 26-30, 2017.

To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.

The Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America, Todd Mann and President, Sara Wheeler will present the award on Friday, April 28, 2017. To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit www.magnet.edu 


SAT/ACT Practice Resource Hub


Students who are looking ahead to the next SAT or ACT test date can visit our free practice hub to use our online tools including quizzes, full-length tests, and 20-minute workouts.  As students prep, they build toward our goal of donating 100 Kaplan prep scholarships to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  To get started, students can visit ktp.events/carolinas.