Parents must register their children at the school for which they are zoned by July 31, 2014. Required documentation for registration: 2 proofs of residency, social security card, birth certificate, immunization card, and medicaid card (if applicable).
S.C. REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS ELIMINATED, FORMER STUDENTS MAY PETITION FOR DIPLOMAS
The South Carolina General Assembly unanimously passed Act 155 during the recently concluded legislative session thereby ending the requirement for exit examinations for high school students. The Act was signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley on April 14, 2014. The Act states in part “Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students are no longer required to meet the exit examination requirements set forth in this section and State regulation to earn a South Carolina High School Diploma.”
A person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements may petition the local school board to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma. The elimination of the exit exam (BSAP, HSAP) requirement is retroactive to the graduating class of 1990.
In order to facilitate the requirements of Act 155, Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five has created an application form that can be filled out by a petitioner who meets the requirements described above. Please review the attached documents and if you meet the requirements to request a diploma under Act 155, complete the Application Form and follow the guidelines for submission.
Click Here to view a copy of the Act 155 High School Diploma Application for Petition
Click Here to view a copy of a press release describing a summary of Act 155
Click Here to view a copy of the South Carolina Department of Education’s FAQs on Act 155
Click Here to view a copy of OCSD5’s Guidelines for Act 155 Diploma Petitions
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OCSD5 Honors 2014 Retirees
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five honored twenty-seven retirees at a Retirement Celebration event on May 22, 2014. The group of retirees had a combined total of 635 years of service to the district.
Vernon Stephens, Vice Chair of the OCSD5 Board of Trustees, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. He was joined on the program by fellow Board members Mary Ulmer, Idella Carson, Sam Farlow, and Julius Page along with Superintendent Cynthia Wilson and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Sharon Quinn who each expressed their appreciation and best wishes to the retirees. A special tribute was given by Cynthia Brodie, a 2013 retiree, who entertained the retirees with a humorous version of a game show she created called “Retirement Jeopardy”. The vocal group Appointed also entertained the retirees with a selection of inspirational music. The 2014 retirees and their years of service are: Evelyn McIver, BBES, 21 years; Rosalyn Weathers, BBES, 30 years; James Jones, Brookdale, 22 years; Joe Coleman, District Office, 45 years; Jerry Govan, District Office, 18 years; Patrick Heningburg, District Office, 9 years; Jacqueline Jamison, District Office, 24 years; Jean Miller, District Office, 10 years; Veronica Green, Marshall, 24 years; Barbara Rivers, Marshall, 33 years; Gail Richardson, Mellichamp, 33 years; Angela Fersner, North Middle/High, 26 years; Nathaniel Bookhardt, O-W, 20 years; Dale Evans, O-W, 13 years; Deborah Hailey, O-W, 19 years; Barbara Heningburg, O-W, 10 years; Shirley Jones, O-W, 20 years; Leona Rumph, O-W, 30 years; Thomasina Snell, O-W, 38 years; Florence Thomas, O-W, 28 years; Michele Crane, Sheridan, 33 years; Mildred Gooden, Sheridan, 8 years; Jane Junquet, Sheridan, 33 years; Elaine Robinson, Sheridan, 27 years; Mable Wright, Sheridan, 12 years; Thomas Saxon, Technology Center, 28 years; and Peggy Proveaux, Whittaker, 21 years. (To view photo gallery, look under "News" tab above for full story.)
INFORMATION ON PROPOSED SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION
Click HERE to view information and resources related to the proposed legislation on school consolidation in Orangeburg County, including a copy of the proposed legislation, current laws governing the three school districts, and related maps. (This link will take you to the Orangeburg Co. School District Provisions on the Orangeburg County website.)
We hope you enjoy the new Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 website. A lot of work and attention went into streamlining the new website's navigation menus and in reorganizing the way information is categorized to improve the online experience of every OCSD5 website visitor. We hope you will find it to be a valuable resource.
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