It’s all about the numbers! It began with 56, and now we’re up to 92…92 students who have enrolled and attended classes this week at Clarendon County Adult Education! Our first registration event was held on Monday, August 24, and classes began on Monday, August 31. It’s not too late for anyone to join…we have enrollment and registration every Monday at 8:30 or 5:00! During the week, students took placement tests, learned their schedule, participated in orientation exercises, and even “liked” us on Facebook! We are careful and considerate to meet the needs of all of our learners, so we have classes for GED preparation, earning your full SC High School Diploma, WorkKeys preparation, and upgrading reading and math skills for TABE, TEAS, Compass and much more. Beginning the week of September 14, we will begin Adult Literacy classes and our ESL classes in the afternoons and evenings. We’ve included some pictures so that everyone can see and be a part of our good times!
We are happy that you are here with us this year! Please take time during your orientation this morning to: meet with an AE staff member to review your TABE results; set your personal and academic goals for 2016; and familiarize yourself with our culture, environment, and best practices. Here are some links to make your orientation experience a great success!
Goal Setting Video/Workshop:
Learning Styles Quiz:
Here’s a preview of our Facebook page (through Screencast-O-Matic):
Check out our course offerings for Fall 2015. All residents of Clarendon County should receive the flyer this week!
Yesterday was an important day for Clarendon County Adult Education! Our staff met for the first time to begin planning for the 2015-2016 school year. We’ve set some lofty goals for ourselves as well as our students, and we’ve all agreed that Clarendon County Adult Education will continue our tradition of excellence. We are recognized across South Carolina for our student’s achievements! Our vision is based on relationships with our learners and our commitment to your success. We are preparing Clarendon County citizens for their future and making a difference in South Carolina.
Here’s a summary of our philosophical and measurable goals for 2015-2016…Grow, Build, and Share with us!
GROW OUR NUMBERS…more students, more academic gains, more credentials!
- Enroll students who will achieve educational gains, complete desired credentials, and advance to higher levels of employment and learning.
BUILD RELATIONSHIPS…greater champions, greater collaboration, greater community!
- Deliver a program of excellence with quality teaching and highly trained instructors.
- Create and continue relationships with our students, our community, our three school districts and other local agencies in order to meet changing community needs.
SHARE OUR VISION…future learning, future goals, future achievements!
- Provide and foster a learning environment that reflects the vision of South Carolina Adult Education and Central Carolina Technical College.
We would like to introduce our new director, Mrs. Lisa Justice. She will begin today posting her “From the Director” blog, which will appear periodically on our site. Our blog will also include announcements, important information, and other happenings from Clarendon County Adult Education.
- I have over 20 years of experience in public education as a teacher, academic facilitator, and administrator.
- I am originally from Charlotte, but I grew up visiting Clarendon County and the Lake Marion area in the summers.
- I lived in Manning after marrying my husband in 1999; he was born and raised in the Manning area.
- I taught English at Manning High School for eight years prior to returning to the Charlotte area.
- I most recently spent four years as an Assistant Principal at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina where I managed academic and student life programs.
- Our son is 14 and will be starting high school in the fall…he just missed the chance to have his mom as one of his principals!
- I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wingate University (1991), a Master of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College (2007), and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University (2011).
- I am excited to return to Clarendon County to serve the school districts and community in this role. Adult learners are unique, and deserve dedicated professionals who care about their needs when seeking to complete their high school education and beyond.
We are excited to be a part of the Central Carolina Technical College family through a partnership with the three local school districts in Clarendon County. Located on the F.E. DuBose campus, Clarendon County Adult Education serves the community with a variety of programs. We have two satellite locations in Summerton at the old Historic Scott’s Branch Middle School and in Turbeville at East Clarendon Middle School.
Our next few posts will introduce our staff and program offerings…stay tuned!
To our Students…
We believe adult learners have distinctive needs, and we offer a platform of excellence, integrity, and innovation. We provide a safe learning environment that is both structured and nurturing. Whether your goal is to improve basic skills, learn new skills, work towards a high school diploma or GED certificate, or improve WorkKeys scores, Clarendon County Adult Education can meet your needs.