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Welcome OCSD5 Faculty and Staff to the 2014-15 School Year!

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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


 CEP LUNCH PROGRAM at OCSD5

Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2014-2015 school year. This provision provides an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-priced meals in local school districts and schools with increased levels of low-income students. All students enrolled in the district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications as in the past. For additional information contact Jackie Harris, Food Service Supervisor at 803-533-7918.


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 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.)


 Welcome to our 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.

New pages will feature class descriptions, documents, homework assignments, presentations, research links, multimedia, and more. Please be patient while teachers and staff members are completing their designs on their webpages.

Our goal is to keep this new website current and full of information. So check back with us frequently to see the latest news about our schools and to learn about upcoming activities. As always, we welcome your suggestions and feedback at publicrelations@ocsd5.net.