All Wando students are strongly encouraged to develop goals and plans for life after high school graduation. Students will be asked to select a major in one of the career-related "Schools of Study" offered at Wando. This choice is a collaborative effort involving students, parents, teachers, and counselors. Students will select a major that reflects their interests and abilities leading to the achievement of personal, education and career goals. During registration each spring student will have the opportunity to reevaluate their goals and adjust their plans accordingly.
We believe using a career-related school approach to teaching and learning will help students to see the relevance of their course work and its connection to their future. Although this initiative is being phased in, our long-term plans include assigning teachers to a "School of Study" based on their individual interests and their academic professional training. To help build a greater sense of community among faculty and students, each "School" will be assigned its own area within the larger building. We anticipate that when fully implemented each "School of Study" will serve 350-700 students, compared to the 2200 students currently in grades 10-12. Our Honors and Advanced Placement course will be interspersed among the Schools. Our Honors/AP students already have an informal smaller learning community established but they will also benefit from focused goal-setting and college and career planning. Wando's Schools of Study will allow greater personalization and provide opportunities for stronger relationships among students and between students and staff.
What Career is right for you?
Check out the South Carolina Occupational Information System (SCOIS) by following these steps:
- Go to the SCOIS website.
- Scroll down and choose Click here to enter SCOIS.
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Clusters and Majors
What is a cluster?
A cluster is a means of organizing instruction and student experiences around broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry level through professional levels.
What is a major?
A major consists of the completion of at least four required units of study in that area.
There are many ways to get involved with our Schools of Study. We are always looking for guest speakers, field trip hosts, internship opportunities, Business Community Alliance Board members, tutors and much more. If you are interested, please complete the following form and submit it to the appropriate dean:
Sherry Eppelsheimer, Principal
1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant SC, 29466