PAMPLICO, S.C. -- Florence County School District Two is helping all students develop the world-class skills of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate through continued growth in educational opportunities, programs and technology.
Our mission is to encourage and support students with ongoing motivational and educational opportunities to prepare for successful lives in an ever-changing world. We are driven by the continuing effort to achieve excellence, the foundation on which we build our success.
The board and the district are committed to continuous improvement and innovative strategies and programs enabling every student to succeed. We firmly believe that our schools must provide technology-rich learning environments where students are fully engaged in collaborative, inquiry-based projects to solve real-world problems.
The district continues to make significant progress in instructional technology and infrastructure to better meet the educational needs of students. Students in grades 2-12 are assigned laptops for school and home use. In addition, the district continues to provide Wi-Fi on all state and activity buses. Students without Internet connectivity at home are provided Wi-Fi hotspots so they can access digital resources to complete homework, projects and other academic pursuits. The goal of these initiatives is to reduce gaps in access to learning.
We have continued to sustain a Montessori program for preschool and lower elementary grades and will expand to third grade next year. Continued and ongoing infusion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) practices and techniques into the curriculum is allowing more problem-based learning experiences. This year, the district is offering third-level courses in biomedical science and engineering in secondary grades. In a partnership with Verizon Wireless and Project Lead the Way, middle grade students are now designing and developing computing devices and coding microcontrollers that bring the physical designs to life. This gateway course is broadening students’ understanding of abstract computer science concepts through meaningful and authentic applications. Our goal with this course offering and similar pathways is to create more realistic connections between academics and real-world applications and to better prepare students for college and careers. To teach and enhance soft skills, Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School continues to implement Covey’s “Leader in Me”program.
In partnership with Florence-Darlington Technical College and Francis Marion University, Hannah-Pamplico High School has continued to offer college dual-credit courses. Beginning in August 2019 through a partnership with the Darla Moore Foundation, secondary students will join other regional students in taking dual-credit courses at The Continuum in Lake City.
The district is unwavering in the commitment to provide all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become productive members of our society and our world.