Instructional Program

Elementary Description

The district’s elementary schools serve students in Pre-K through fifth grade. The S.C. Curriculum Standards are the foundation of the instructional program. District Instructional Supervisors work with the faculties at each school to implement district curriculum guides in the four core content areas. The Pre-K program serves 240 four-year-old students. Pre-K students are screened for developmental readiness in the spring and summer to determine placement in the district’s 12 classes. K through 2nd grade students are served in heterogeneous self-contained classrooms. Third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers provide specialized core content instruction in a self-contained or departmental setting. Instructional support programs at the elementary level include Reading Recovery, gifted and talented instruction, Response to Intervention services, and special education services. Students also receive weekly instruction in art, music, physical education, and technology. Each school is staffed with highly qualified teachers, an assistant principal, a full-time nurse, a guidance counselor, and grade level teaching assistants.



Middle School Description

Clover School District’s middle schools serve students in sixth through eighth grades in a modified middle school program model. The South Carolina Curriculum Standards are the foundation for all core content instructional courses. District Instructional Supervisors work with the faculties at each middle school to implement district curriculum guides in the four core content areas. Students have opportunities to take elective courses in band, chorus, physical education, health, computers, Spanish, dance, and art. Instructional support programs at the middle level include COMPASS lab (reading and math), corrective reading, Response to Intervention services, and special education services. Students in need of these additional academic services are identified through a School Intervention Team (SIT) process. Students also have the opportunity to take three courses for high school credit beginning in the eighth grade, including Algebra 1, English 1, and Spanish 1. Students qualify for these courses through a rubric score which looks at State Assessment performance in English and math, formative assessment performance (MAP) in English and math, and summative classroom performance (grades). Gifted and Talented services are provided in a special class model for English and mathematics at each grade level.




High School Description

Clover High School serves students in grades nine through twelve on a 4 x 4 block schedule model. Students in grades 9 through 11 take eight courses per year (four courses each semester) with a comprehensive final exam which counts 20% of the final grade. Freshmen are served in the Freshman Academy housed in its own wing of Clover High School with an assistant principal and guidance counselor. Seniors take a minimum of six courses and have opportunities for internships, employment release, and college course work release. The South Carolina Curriculum Standards are the foundation of the high school instructional program. District Instructional Supervisors work with the faculties at the high school to implement district curriculum guides in the four core content areas. Clover High School offers elective courses in fifteen of sixteen nationally recognized career clusters. Elective departments include: fine arts (dance, art, chorus, and band), ROTC, world languages (French and Spanish), technology, family and consumer sciences, physical education & health, driver’s education, special education, and Career and Technical Education programs (CATE). The Applied Technology center offers high school majors in agriculture, architecture and construction, AV Tech, automotive technology, business management, finance, informational technology, marketing, education and training, engineering (Project Lead The Way), health science, hospitality and tourism, and human services. Students wishing to take an advanced course of study may take gifted and talented courses, honors courses, Advanced Placement courses, and dual credit courses. Clover High School is also host to Western York County Middle College through a partnership with York School District One and York Technical College. Middle College students who are ready spend part of their junior and senior year taking courses on the campus of York Technical College. Clover High school runs a fully operational i-school, which offers virtual college prep, honors and Advanced Placement courses in English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education and health. Students who need extra help may attend tutoring sessions after school or take credit recovery or content recovery in the i-school lab as well. The high school has two full time nurses, six guidance counselors, and four assistant principals.