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Welcome

3 months ago




Director’s Message


Welcome students, parents, teachers, and staff to a great year at Allendale-Fairfax High School Career and Technology Center (AFHS-CTC).  It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the Director of AFHS-CTC .  It is my goal to continue to assist and support students, parents, teachers, and staff in a fashion that will allow us to best serve each and every student that attends AFHS-CTC.  I will work diligently to make certain AFHS-CTC is safe, orderly, and provides the best project-based learning experience for our students here at the center.  We are also infusing career and technology education with the new ELA and Math Standards to increase learning and student achievement.  We will also require all completers to take the Work Keys career readiness exam as well as offer the COMPASS exam for students who plan to attend post-secondary institutions. The ASVAB is also offered for students who plan to enlist in the military.

I am excited and anticipate a successful school year that will be marked by success.  We will focus on improving students for post-secondary activities, increase the rigor of instructions in all classes through project-based learning, provide support system that allows all students to be successful and focused on providing quality instructions on a daily basis. We welcome you to visit AFHS-CTC so you can experience the great things that are happening at AFHS-CTC.



Mona Lisa Anderson, Ed.S.
Assistant Principal
Phone: (803) 584-2311 Ext. 1325 

For Parents

3 months ago

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* To meet all your academic obligations to the very best of your abilities

* To be treated with respect by all members of the school

* To treat all members of the school community, both pupils and staff, with respect

* To be personally safe

* To help make the school a safe environment for all students

* To do your school work in clean surroundings and to help keep the school a clean place for everyone

* To express yourself in a manner that will not cause disruption, disturbance, or embarrassment to others

* To know and understand individual classroom and school-wide discipline policies and to avoid behaviors which would be violations of these behavioral expectations

 

PARENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* To treat all members of the school community, both pupils and staff, with respect

* To be treated with respect by all members of the school community

* To help make the school a safe environment for all students

* To expect an appropriate education for their child

* To express their opinion

* To inspect all portions of their child's records

* To expect fair application of all school-wide policies

* To actively participate in their child’s education

 

PARENTAL CONCERNS/CHAIN OF COMMAND

From time to time, parents may wish to bring concerns to the attention of appropriate school officials. To assist parents in this regard, the following general guidelines may be helpful:

* The parent should first raise any concern regarding a school-related matter with the staff member most directly involved.

* If the matter remains unresolved, the parent should contact the AFHS Career and Technology Center administrator.

* If the matter persists, the Principal should be contacted. The Principal has authority to make final judgments regarding student discipline and other building policy matters.

* If the parent continues to feel the problem is not resolved, the parent may wish to contact the school Superintendent for guidance.

We request that parents use the progressive steps outlined above as the teacher or other staff member most directly involved can address most problems satisfactorily. Starting “at the top” inevitably results in no decision and the matter being remanded to the staff member most directly involved.

Parents and school personnel are expected to show each other respect in all communications and to listen to the other’s viewpoints. Respectful and reasoned communication between the parents and school personnel is helpful in obtaining satisfactory resolution of concerns.

  

Welding Grads from DTC
Welding Grads from DTC
Congratulations to the AFHS graduates! We are Tiger Proud of you!

Career Clusters, Majors and Course Offerings

14 days ago

Cluster: Architecture & Construction 

Major: Carpentry (Nontraditional Program for Females)

Overview: Architecture and construction courses can introduce students to the construction industry and related career fields in construction management, architecture, building construction inspection, and planning and design. Many students move quickly from basic construction training into estimating, and project management with high paying jobs.


Cluster: Business Management & Administration

Major: General Management 

Overview: People with business skills are the ones that make the deals that build profitable companies that power the global economy. A career in business can take an individual to the CEO's corner office on the top floor of a skyscraper or around the world making million-dollar deals.


The business management, and administration industry is the highest paying, with nearly half of all jobs in management and professional occupations. For those who have always wanted to be their own boss, this is the cluster to consider. Surveys indicate that about one-fourth of all workers in BMA careers are self-employed.


Cluster: Finance

Major: Accounting

Overview: Financial Planning combines the skill sets of financial managers with that of a more relationship-oriented individual. They typically work with clients either in daily, one time transactions at the bank or as lifelong, trusted confidants who fully manage their client's wealth. These are professional people whose expertise and knowledge is valued by those they serve, whether it's to make a deposit, recommend a life insurance policy, or manage a retirement fund. People who enter the pathway of Business Finance are process-oriented. They like to see numbers add up and enjoy problem solving as a result. From entry level billing clerks to CFOs of major corporations, everyone in this cluster enjoys math and most likely is skilled with computers and accounting software as well.


Major: Business Finance

Overview: Financial Planning combines the skill sets of financial managers with that of a more relationship-oriented individual. They typically work with clients either in daily, one time transactions at the bank or as lifelong, trusted confidants who fully manage their client's wealth. These are professional people whose expertise and knowledge is valued by those they serve, whether it's to make a deposit, recommend a life insurance policy, or manage a retirement fund. People who enter the pathway of Business Finance are process-oriented. They like to see numbers add up and enjoy problem solving as a result. From entry level billing clerks to CFOs of major corporations, everyone in this cluster enjoys math and most likely is skilled with computers and accounting software as well.


Cluster: Government and Public 

Major: Military Science

Overview: The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) offers an outstanding elective course for young men and women. It emphasizes leadership development, self-discipline, and responsible patriotic citizenship. Students are taught confidence, leadership, and inter-personal relations.


Cluster: Health Science

Major: Health Science

Overview: Health Science Education is a secondary program of study that promotes health career opportunities to students in grades 9-12. Integration of health science courses, work-based learning experiences, HOSA-Future Health Professionals activities, and academics allow students to make informed decisions regarding an array of careers and educational pursuits.


Cluster: Human Services

Major: Cosmetology (Nontraditional Program for Males)

Overview: The Human Services/Family and Consumer Sciences Program of Study consists of eleven programs and three middle school courses categorized in five career clusters - Arts, A/V Technology & Communication, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This program of study provides opportunities for students to develop skills that relate to individuals, families, communities and the environment. The fundamental content encompasses the objective of preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to meeting human needs - personal care, consumer services, family and community services, and counseling and mental health;  visual arts principles – creativity, artistry, vision;  the art of teaching – planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services; personal care – beauty, style, and culture; hospitality and tourism – management, marketing, and operation of food services, lodging, attractions, recreation and travel related services; and, science technology – scientific research and technical services related to the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, food processing principles, and the improvement of foods for consumption.


Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Major: Law Enforcement 

Overview: The Law Enforcement Services program prepares students for entry-level positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and private security.


Cluster: Manufacturing 

Major: Welding Technology (Nontraditional Program for Females)

Overview: Many Manufacturing jobs are so specialized, they require high levels of skills and training. Manufacturing is a highly competitive industry that continues to grow in South Carolina. The Manufacturing skill standards address what a worker needs to know and be able to do to contribute to a safe, productive, and effective work environment. Students will be properly prepared for their careers when the standards are integrated with quality instructional techniques.


Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Major: Pre-Engineering and Technology (Nontraditional Program for Females)

Overview: The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster incorporate career opportunities in all aspects of engineering and engineering technologies. Students are engaged in courses such as Introduction To Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Engineering Design and Development, Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Gateway To Technology, and Industrial Technology Education that will expose them to scientific research and development and professional and technical services in engineering, including laboratory and testing services.


Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Major: Automotive Technology (Nontraditional Program for Females)

Overview: The Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Cluster incorporate career opportunities in all aspects of Automotive Collision, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Small Engine Technology, Warehousing, Material Handling, and Distribution and Logistics. Students are engaged in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water.