Entries by Chad Vail

CCSD Educators Prepare for Implementation of AVID Program with Summer Professional Development

Educators from Baptist Hill MHS, Haut Gap MS, Morningside MS, Simmons Pinckney MS, St. Johns HS, and the new CCSD Early College High School recently attended professional development sessions at the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Summer Institute in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Melissa Kemp, AVID Director and Mr. Richard Gordon, Executive Director of Career and […]

Cyber BootCamp Offered for High School Students July 17 in North Charleston

Calling all hackers! KBRwyle is offering a unique opportunity for aspiring cybersecurity experts in high school to gain valuable experience and knowledge by learning from industry professionals. During the 1-day seminar, students will hear from Verint about the dangers of social media and exposing personal information online, get an in-depth look at KBRwyle’s cybersecurity tools […]

27 Students Begin Summer Internships with CCSD Departments

Congratulations to all 27 students from high schools throughout Charleston County School District on their summer internships! Each student went through an interview process and completed all required CCSD Human Resources requirements. This past week, the summer interns participated in an Orientation meeting and a Student Retreat. At the Orientation meeting, students completed their requirements for […]

Students from Daniel Jenkins Academy Explore Careers at Palmetto Carriage Co, Charleston Crab House, and Market Pavilion Hotel

Charleston, SC – May 31, 2017 – Eight students from Ms. Shekema Hamm’s CTE class at Daniel Jenkins Academy had a very special opportunity to experience first-hand several of the high demand career pathways available in Charleston’s Hospitality & Tourism industry. The work-based learning experience began with a visit to the City Market – They met entrepreneurs selling […]

Burke High School Senior Wins Top Award in Logo Creation Contest

The following CTE Success Story was provided by Mr. Micah Brown, Burke High School Digital Art & Design CTE Teacher: Congratulations to Mateo Scott, 18 year old senior at Burke High School for creating an award winning graphic in a local logo design contest for NFP’s “In Good Health Expo 2017.” NFP, an insurance broker and consulting […]

Redux Contemporary Art Studio Welcomes Burke Digital Art and Design Students for Work-based Learning Visit

The Burke High School Digital Art & Design classes recently visited Redux Contemporary Art Studio for a work-based learning experience. Students learned about Letter Press printing and got hands on experience using the process to create a Typography poster. “The folks at Redux Contemporary Art Studio where wonderful with our students; we truly enjoyed the experience”, said […]

West Ashley HS Mechatronics Class Constructs Hydraulic Powdered Cardboard Robot

Students in Mr. Nicholas Holmes mechatronics class at West Ashley High School recently tackled a unique project-based learning assignment. They were shown the following video, and challenged with the question: Can we build it? No problem! Check out the West Ashley High School Mechatronics class version of the hydraulic powdered robotic arm made from cardboard: Thanks to Mr. Holmes […]

ACE Mentors of Charleston Host Students for End of Year Banquet and Project Showcase

Charleston, SC – May 17, 2017 – A group of local architects, contractors, and engineering professionals are doing their part to ensure the next generation is ready for the critical infrastructure and development related jobs in Charleston, and throughout the nation. ACE Mentors of Charleston connects professionals with local classrooms for project-based learning and relationship building. Students […]

North Charleston Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center Hosts Students from Daniel Jenkins Academy

April 6, 2017 – North Charleston, SC – Students in Ms. Shekema Hamm’s Career and Technology Education class at Daniel Jenkins Academy received an extensive behind the scenes tour of a working hotel and convention hall thanks to Hope Hudson, Director of Human Resources for North Charleston Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center. “Ms. Hudson […]