This page provides thorough description of the academic program offered at each school level. Learn more about the curriculum, student testing and accountability, focused programs offered, advanced learning opportunities, individualized and relevant courses, and more.
Elementary DescriptionThe 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, French, Spanish, dance, STEM and art. Instructional support programs at the middle level include digital content in ELA and math, Read 180, Response to Intervention (RTI) 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 up to three courses for high school credit beginning in the eighth grade, including Algebra 1, English 1, French 1 and Spanish 1. Students qualify for these courses through a matrix measuring summative assessment performance in English, math, social studies and science. Also included in the matrix are 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.Clover Middle Website
High School DescriptionClover High School serves students in grades nine through twelve on modified a 4 x 4 block schedule model. Students in grades 9 through 11 take up to eight courses per year (four courses each semester), each 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 administrators and a 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 in the 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.