South Carolina

Mission

Secondary:

Mission: The mission of the Office of Career and Technology Education is to provide leadership and services to districts and schools supporting grade-level, standards-based curricula through the integration of academic and career and technical instruction for students in grades seven through twelve while focusing on the Office's 2020 Vision for Career and Technology Education in South Carolina.

Vision: To develop an integrated learning system that enables students to be successful in a global economy.

Postsecondary:

Mission: The South Carolina Technical College System provides learning opportunities that promote the economic and human resource development of the state.

Vision: The South Carolina Technical College System will lead the nation in delivering relevant and effective programs that advance workforce development, promote economic development, and ensure attainment of student learning goals.

Schools & Enrollment Data

Public High Schools
209
Public High Schools Offering Solely (or primarily) CTE Courses
39
Public High School Enrollment
211,018
High School CTE Enrollment
184,801
Public Community Colleges
16
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full+part-time)
83,503
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
61,740

CTE Funding

Perkins

Year 2009-10 2011-12
Total Perkins Funds Received
$20,567,894
$15,876,914
Percentage distributed to Secondary
70
Percentage distributed to Postsecondary
30

Non-Perkins

Year 2009-10 2011-12
State Secondary Funding
Down
Stayed Same
State Postsecondary Funding
Down
Stayed Same
Local Secondary Funding
Down
Stayed Same
Local Postsecondary Funding
Down
Stayed Same
Increased funding
Increased funding
Decreased funding
Decreased funding
Funding Maintained
Funding maintained
No information available
No information available

Perkins Accountability Indicators

Secondary Indicators (2007+) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Academic Skills - Reading/Language Arts
Met
Met
Met
Did Not Meet
Academic Skills - Mathematics
Met
Met
Met
Did Not Meet
Technical Skill Attainment
Blank
Met
Met
Met
School Completion
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Student Graduation Rates
Met
Met
Met
Met
Placement
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Nontraditional Participation
Blank
Met
Met
Did Not Meet
Nontraditional Completion
Blank
Met
Did Not Meet
Did Not Meet
Postsecondary Indicators (2007+) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Technical Skill Attainment
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Credential, Certificate or Degree
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Student Retention or Transfer
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Student Placement
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Nontraditional Participation
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Nontraditional Completion
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Yes, the state met its goal
Yes, the state met its goal.
No, the state did not meet its adjusted level of performance
No, the state did not meet its adjusted level of performance.
Not available
In the "Secondary Indicators" table: the state does not offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and other credential (e.g., a skill certificate) or that data was not otherwise provided by the state. In the "Postsecondary Indicators" table: indicates that the state did not provide the data.
No data was provided
No data was provided.

Career Clusters & Programs of Study

Career Clusters

South Carolina has adopted the National Career Clusters Model and is implementing all Career Clusters except Government & Public Administration.

South Carolina believes that Career Clusters offer many benefits. They see Career Clusters as the basis for high school reform and a way to provide infrastructure for a seamless educational transition between all learner levels. South Carolina believes Career Clusters are a tool for career guidance, a method to improve the quality of CTE, and a means to organize course sequences.
In order to effectively implement Career Clusters, South Carolina has passed legislation supporting Career Clusters. The state has also adopted a strategic vision paper that supports Career Clusters and integrated the 16 nationally-recognized career clusters into the state plan. In addition, South Carolina has sponsored pilot sites to support the direct implementation of Career Clusters. Several delivery methods are being used to implement and deliver Career Clusters including: career academies, Charter Schools, High Schools That Work, and high school reform efforts.

Programs of Study

Mid-level (making good progress, but still have a way to go)

Secondary to Postsecondary Transition

South Carolina offers dual enrollment, concurrent/transcripted credit, statewide articulation, and state law to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary.

South Carolina has statewide articulation agreements in the following clusters:

Adult CTE Education

Adult CTE Education is offered through the following institutions:

Model Programs

N/A

State Leadership

Perkins Eligible Agency: Department of Education

State Director
Ms. Susan C. Flanagan, Director
Office of Career and Technology Education
South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Suite 912, Rutledge Office Building
Columbia, SC 29201
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The data in the above chart was taken from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Reports to Congress on State Performance (see below). The Consolidated Annual Report, or CAR, is a mandatory fiscal and accountability report submitted by each state to the U.S. Department of Education. It provides performance information on Perkins indicators. A red X means a state did not meet its adjusted level of performance and a green checkmark means that the state did meet its goal. A blue bar in the Secondary Indicators table means that the state does not offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and other credential (e.g., a skill certificate) or that the data was not otherwise provided by the state. A blue bar in the Postsecondary Indicators table indicates that the state did not provide data. CAR narratives for individual states are hyperlinked below.

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Reports to Congress on State Performance State profiles for each of the core indicators (academic attainment, attainment of diplomas or degrees, placement and retention in further education or employment, and participation and completion of non-traditional training programs) for secondary and postsecondary programs. Also included are federal allocations, enrollment by gender, and a brief description of program improvement and data quality efforts for each state.

CAR Narratives for individual states