CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
Corey A. Burgess, Director
Jasper County School District Secondary Programs
The criteria for the “Profile of the South Carolina Graduate” includes World Class Knowledge, World Class Skills, and Life & Career Characteristics. In Jasper County School District, we promote growth mindsets by encouraging students to strive for academic excellence by incorporating all the profile components. JCSD Secondary Programs (all students in grades sixth through twelfth) mission is to ensure that all students graduate “college-ready” and/or “career-ready” within a four-year period of entering high school.
College and Career Readiness
College readiness involves being prepared to enroll in and successfully complete entry-level, credit-bearing, academic programs at two- and four-year post-secondary schools as well as being equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to transition successfully. The criteria for a student to be college ready as measured by the South Carolina Report Card System for Public Schools and the Education Oversight Committee is as follows:
- Scores a composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT composite; or
- Scores a composite score of 1020 or higher on the SAT composite; or
- Scores a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam; or
- Scores a 4 or higher on any International Baccalaureate (IB) assessment. Only higher
- learning (HL) exams may count; or
- Completes at least six (6) credit hours in dual enrollment courses with a grade of C or
Being ready for a career means that a high school graduate has the English and math knowledge and skills needed to qualify for and succeed in the postsecondary job training and/or education necessary for their chosen career (i.e. technical/vocational program, community college, apprenticeship or significant on-the-job training). The criteria for a student to be career ready as measured by the South Carolina Report Card System for Public Schools and the Education Oversight Committee is as follows:
- Is a CTE completer and earns a national industry credential or a state industry credential as determined by the business community (list here); or
- Earns a Silver, Gold or Platinum National Career Readiness Certificate on the Work Keys exam or Silver, Gold or Platinum Credential on the WIN Ready to Work Career Assessment; or
- Earns a scale score of 31 or higher on the ASVAB; or
- Successfully completes a state-approved work-based learning exit evaluation from an employer. The work-based learning program must include:
- Training agreement which defines a combination of objectives and a minimum of 40 practical experience hours or the highest number of hours required by industry defined competencies in a career pathway;
- Be aligned with state IGP career clusters;
- Include an industry evaluation that is created from the training agreement, which includes the world-class skills from the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.
- The student must have earned a minimum of one unit in the pathway related to the work-based placement or completed a personal pathway of study.