W.J. Keenan High School is an educational institution of exemplary standards, strong tradition, and diverse opportunities. As a community, it is our responsibility to insure students benefit from a wealth of resources and grow into productive citizens who can compete in a global society.
The mission of W. J. Keenan High School is to provide engaging educational opportunities through a rigorous curriculum, cutting edge technology, and partnerships to extend to our diverse community and produce first class citizens who will contribute to the present and excel in the future. WE ARE KEENAN!
Our vision is to create a nationally known high school that is highly regarded for its academic excellence, leadership in cutting edge technology, science, environmental, and career based programs. A high school that builds strong relationships with all stakeholders and continues a culture where the expectation is to lead, set the example, and raise standards for all to follow.
Richland One has been awarded a $15 million federal grant to add magnet programs to four district schools. The award announcement was made September 27 by the U.S. Department of Education. W.J. Keenan High School will develop a career preparation magnet, as well as four academies to help students prepare for jobs in the fields of hospitality/tourism, government, entrepreneurship and engineering.
W.J. Keenan High School won $500 from Friday Night Rivals, Sonic Game of the Week. Football players, cheerleaders, coaches and faculty participated in the Sonics School night and internet challenge during the week.
This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students.
The goal of the Healthiest US School Challenge is to improve the nation's children by encouraging and creating a healthy environment.
The SC School improvement Council exists to advise, train, and promote parents, teachers, students, and community members.
W.J. Keenan's Treasure of the week is given to members of our team who have gone above and beyond what is expected. Mrs. White is not only a science teacher, she is our student council advisor, NHS sponsor, and is currently preparing to take students to Costa Rica. She is always willing to help and encouraging students to come up with new and exciting ideas.
The Raider College and Career Center (RC3) is dedicated to serving the needs of our students as they seek entry to college and technical programs as well as gain part- and full-time employment.
Mr. Ron Webb, Assistant Principal, holds up a "No Zeroes" Campaign Poster, an initiative to help students reduce failure and focus on improving grades.