Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Sumter High School. We hope to share with you the academic, social, and athletic aspects of our fine school. Sumter High School is rich in history and tradition, holding tightly to the founding principles, yet reaching into the future and embracing new ideas.
Sumter High School prides itself on its high academic standards and on the accessibility of a rigorous curriculum for all students. We offer interesting electives, Advanced Placement, AVID and International Baccalaureate classes. Our students enjoy a diverse curriculum taught by experienced professionals dedicated to providing the best education possible. Eligible juniors and seniors have a unique opportunity to earn college credit by enrolling in our Dual Enrollment Program offered through local colleges.
It is our belief that all students benefit through their involvement in school life, therefore a strong emphasis is placed on student participation in activities beyond the classroom. Whether in sports, clubs, or community projects, our young men and women know the value of educating the whole person. The students of Sumter High School take pride in working and playing together, and in serving the community. We hope that each student will join an activity that interests them.
Finally, we want to again encourage parents to get involved beyond the specific booster clubs for sports, band, or cheer to participate in school wide supports. Having parents get involved helps all our students. Student academic success and personal responsibility are truly dependent on a cooperative triangle comprised of the student-teacher-parent/guardian. We encourage and depend on you to take an active and supportive role in your son’s/daughter’s education at Sumter High School, and we look forward to your continued support and personal involvement in the weeks and months ahead.
Thank you for your continued support of all our students’ education at Sumter High.
Mr. Nicholas Pearson
Sumter High School