• Dear Freshman Students and Families,


    The W.J. Keenan High Freshman Academy is a program designed to promote an effective and positive transition for students going from grade 8 into their first year at W. J. Keenan High School. Through the offered academic and social supports, our vision is to ensure that all students who enter as freshman successfully leave with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful W.J. Keenan High School students. With that in mind, the Freshman Academy has 4 goals: 

    1. Increase English I and Algebra I EOC scores by 10%
    2. Increase Parental Involvement
    3. Decrease discipline referrals
    4. Decrease the number of failures  

    We are excited about this school year. We want to make sure we prepare our students to be champions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Williams at 803-714-2503.


    Latayna  Williams

    Assistant Principal

    W.J. Keenan High School



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  • Freshman Empowerment Day! 


    Freshman Empowerment Day was designed to give students the opportunity to listen to various guests speak about the importance of an education as well as other applicable life skills. Students also attended gender-specific breakout sessions.  



    Freshman Assistant Principal, Mrs. Williams, addresses freshmen about their academic progress and discipline.  


    Ms. MJ and Mr. Six, members of VSI (Very Special Individuals) discuss their life experiences with the freshmen students using "Edutainment".


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    Freshmen females learn about each other through interviewing each other and sharing what they learned.  Students also had a opportunity to ask students who attend Columbia College about college life and academics. 

    Tim Bowers

    Freshmen male students pictured with speaker, Tim Bowers.