We Just Can’t Hide That Capital Pride!
Columbia High School is one of only eight schools in South Carolina to receive the 2021-2022 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award. The designation is given annually to schools that implement processes to enhance the culture and climate of their schools.
“Developing a positive relationship with students is the key to creating a healthy and safe school environment,” said Columbia High Principal Craig Washington. “Our work with Capturing Kids’ Hearts has strengthened our relationships with our students and allows Columbia High to support (them) more effectively."
The selection process involves measuring key performance indicators, gathering school data and surveying staff and students concerning their educational environment.
Capturing Kids’ Hearts celebrates schools and other educational facilities where educators are exceeding expectations and creating an environment where students feel safe, connected and eager to learn. This year’s selection process began with 608 campuses and resulted in 378 awardees, including Columbia High.
Alive at 25 is offering virtual classes online. These live, virtual classes are led by an Alive at 25 instructor and monitored by SCNSC staff. We are conducting the online classes just as we would if we were in the classroom with students. Students will receive a certificate for participating and completing the full class. You can get more details and sign up for a class by clicking here. We do not currently have any information about if/when in-person classes may resume, so we encourage you to take this class online if you are able to do so. Please also note that there are important details listed on their web page about participation, payment, and device connectivity requirements.
Completion of the Alive at 25 course is a requirement to receive a parking pass in Richland One and in most school districts across South Carolina. If you anticipate that your student will be applying to receive an Columbia High parking pass for the 2020-2021 school year, we encourage you to take the class now, especially if you are a rising senior. Please note: if you have previously completed the Alive at 25 course, you do NOT have to take it again. Please also know that we will send more details about the specific process for applying for an Columbia High parking pass in the coming weeks, and our goal is to to schedule in-person Alive at 25 classes at Columbia High as soon as we are able to do so.
We know that parking is a challenge at Columbia High and we want you to be as prepared, safe, and efficient as possible. Seniors will be issued parking passes first and then, if space is available, we will issue any remaining spaces to juniors. For now, we wanted you to have access to the online Alive at 25 course information should you wish to take advantage of it.
Any questions about Alive at 25 or parking passes should be directed to Fletcher Spigner at email@example.com. We know this is a stressful time and are happy to help you with any questions you may have!
On April 15, Columbia High AVID students participated in the Career Council National Hispanic College Fair for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Richland County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.