Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four

Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four
Cope Area Career Center
Proudly Serving Orangeburg Consolidated
School District Four, Bamberg One, and
Bamberg Two Students
May 2012
To provide quality education that safely ensures all
learners acquire the knowledge, skills, technology, and
character necessary to be successful in the 21st century.
Cope Area Career Center (CACC) continues to enjoy an
atmosphere of excellence with its award winning Career
and Technology Education Programs. Some of the
school’s accomplishments include:
2011-12 Highlights:
Recipient of Palmetto Gold and Silver Award 7 years –Recipient of Palmetto Gold for school year 2010-11
Partnership with area post-secondary institutions—209 students received dual credit in health science, automotive, preengineering, and welding classes. Additional courses are paired with CATE courses offered for dual enrollment.
Serving the community, Pamper Me Day was held in December and February by cosmetology department and Roar
and Treat in October serving the community
Students from Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Welding, and Law Enforcement participated in SkillsUSA
competitive events in Greenville, SC. A’Bretia Riley placed second in the state for hair braiding competition. Serving
as model for the competition was Jasmine Robinson. Katie Owen participated in the cosmetology styling.
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) students participated in the state competition with Nadia Thomas
placing 6th in the state out of 66 competitors and Caitlin Crider placing 4 th in the state in Extemporaneous Health Poster.
SkillsUSA students participated in the state competition with Stacy Williams placing 4th in Criminal Justice. Chadwick
Johnson, Hunter Kemmerlin, and Joshua Ryder placed 4 th in the state in Criminal Investigation.
The Certified Nursing Assistant Program was recently given a Certificate of Recognition for having a pass rate of 80%
or higher on the National Nurse Aide Assessment for the year of 2011.
Stacey Williams and Christopher Myers are 2012 Orangeburg Junior Leadership participants.
Fifteen students will receive National Certification for NCCER in welding.
Law Enforcement Services students received hands-on judicial experience and served internships with area courthouses
and law enforcement updates with judges.
Community partnerships and volunteers have increased this year as well as work-based experiences for students.
Students have been active with United Way; The Heart Association; Pennies for Patients; National Kidney Foundation;
Relay for Life; March of Dimes Walk; Special Olympics; local law enforcement agencies; and other local industries.
Twenty-seven students and three teachers received C.E.R.T receiving $100 worth of emergency tools from Orangeburg
County Disaster Preparedness.
Curriculum Emphasis:
Teachers are preparing students for end of program exams in health science, introduction to engineering, welding, early
childhood education, and automotive technology.
The Certified Nursing Assistant Program was certified through DHEC for two more years.
Teachers have updated course syllabus and curriculum to reflect new South Carolina State Standards, the NCCER
standards, NATEF standards, and DHEC certification requirements.
The welding and law enforcement services instructors attended the DIRECT Institute.
Automotive teachers received ASE Certification with one teacher receiving master recertification.
Cope Area Career Center, 6052 Slab Landing Road, Cope, SC
SC Career and Technology Education Indicators
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2008 (Perkins IV) requires each state to meet accountability
standards that address the core indicators for student achievement outlined in the law. The South Carolina State Board of
Education approved eight indicators, referred to as the Perkins Standards, which are used to assess local school districts and
multidistrict career center performance on an annual basis. The indicators include academic attainment in reading and
writing, and math; CATE skills attainment; secondary school completion; graduation rates; secondary placement; and
nontraditional participation and completion. Although not meeting the academic requirements in ELA and mathematics,
scores in mathematics increased in 2011. Scores in skills attainment, secondary school completion, graduation rates,
secondary placement, and nontraditional participation and retention exceeded the state’s performance goals
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four Indicators
Nontraditional Retention
Nontraditional Participation
Skills Attainment
Academic Attainment/Mathematics
Academic Attainment/Reading
Language Arts
Academic Attainment
Reading/Language Arts
Academic Attainment
* Indicates state requirement not met
Student Organizations
HOSA and SkillsUSA continue to be a vital part of Cope Area Career Center. With winners on the state and national level for the
past three years, the students that compete have proven that we can be successful on state and national levels. This year
cosmetology and health science had students who placed in the top three in statewide competitions.
Looking Ahead and New Accountability
The 2012-13 school year will bring with it new opportunities for students attending CACC. End of Program exams are a new
requirement for career programs in the state of South Carolina. Students completing the health science, automotive, welding,
early childhood education, and pre-engineering programs are required to take the end of program exam this spring. During the
summer months, teachers will receive professional development in classroom management, Education and Business Summit, and
literacy. The Law Enforcement services will continue to explore dual enrollment opportunities for their students. CATE
Programs Hospitality Management and Operations and Medical Office Assistant will be added to the course offerings.
Cope Area Career Center, 6052 Slab Landing Road, Cope, SC