A thousand passions.
One heartbeat.
Chapin High School
Your child is more than
just a subject.
The high school experience is so important for teenagers. It is where they find th...
Best friends. Good times.
Great school. All right here.
Chapin HS State Average
HSAP Passing - English 99% 91%
HSAP Passin...
Passions aren’t always
found in the classroom.
As a part of our whole child approach to education, students have a wide va...
Concentration,
not specialization.
Our Courses of Study allow students to easily follow a path that suits them, while
keep...
Entrepreneurial Studies
The key to our Business program at Chapin High School is the focus on creation.
Students are faced...
Visual Arts
We are excited to offer our Visual Art students learning experi-
ences unlike any other, both inside and outsi...
Performing Arts
Chapin High School boasts one of the top Performing Arts programs in the state. Our Cho-
ral Program consi...
Possible Job Shadowing and Learning Partners:
Ecology & Sustainability
The purpose of the School of Ecology and Sustainabi...
Sports Science
Medicine
In the Medicine program at Chapin
High School, students are able to
connect classroom curriculum t...
The goal of the School of Convergent Communications is to,
first and foremost, develop strong communications skills with
t...
Engineering
90%
76%
100%
5
2
of Chapin High graduates get accepted into
the engineering colleges or universities of
their ...
Academic
Leadership
Academy
The Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) is designed to devel-
op leaders who will excel in an in...
Global Leadership
The goal of the Global Leadership program is to prepare students for their future as citi-
zens in the w...
Visual Arts
NJROTC
Chapin’s NJROTC program has been instrumental in promoting
numerous candidates to service academies, in...
Different paths start from
the same community.
No two students are exactly the same. They are uniquely different in wonder...
A thousand passions.
One heartbeat.
Chapin High School
300 Columbia Ave
Chapin, South Carolina
803.575.5400
Cover photo fr...
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  1. 1. A thousand passions. One heartbeat. Chapin High School
  2. 2. Your child is more than just a subject. The high school experience is so important for teenagers. It is where they find their passions, create lifelong friends, and begin to discover who they really are. In an environment where schools are creating more and more specialization, we are proud of the fact that Chapin High School believes that educating the whole child is more vital than ever. Here, you will find an Engineering student who presents as a finalist in the Junior Science & Humanities Symposium and travels to London to sing in our award- winning Chamber Choir. Or the All State wide receiver wading waist deep in a marsh to collect samples for an AP Biology project. Or a National Merit Finalist wearing a dress made out of red Solo® cups as a part of our Junk to Funk Fashion Show. At Chapin, your child can pursue any passion he or she may have and not sacrifice a thing. Academically, our standardized test scores, graduation rates, and English and math Proficiency scores make us the top open enrollment school in South Carolina. The education your child will receive will continue to be first rate, even in specialized areas of study like engineering, medicine and the arts. But our students do not only attend classes here. They live here.
  3. 3. Best friends. Good times. Great school. All right here. Chapin HS State Average HSAP Passing - English 99% 91% HSAP Passing - Math 96% 84% Graduation Rate 92% 77.5% EOC - Algebra I 94% 86% EOC - English I 90% 77% EOC - Biology 93% 80% SAT (CR/Math/Writing) 1550 1423 ACT Composite Scores 22.6 20.4 Ranked as “One of America’s Best High Schools” by US News & World Report, Newsweek and Washington Post
  4. 4. Passions aren’t always found in the classroom. As a part of our whole child approach to education, students have a wide variety of extracurricular activities available at their fingertips. From volleyball to Student Government, from jazz band to National Honor Society, students can participate in a wide variety of clubs and organizations. If there is not a club to which a student feels connected, he or she can start one. Many of our clubs began this way. The Fishing Club, Lumberjack Club, Computer Science Club, and Love Green Club were all started from students who wanted to turn their passions into something tangible. Even our Rugby team started as a club, and now it has won a State Championship. Since we are a community school, we are not limited to time spent on campus during “school hours.” Our relationships with businesses and organizations in the area run deep. We can facilitate student interests from job shadowing to volunteer opportunities to jobs. Our students have lives outside of the school, and those lives are right here in Chapin.
  5. 5. Concentration, not specialization. Our Courses of Study allow students to easily follow a path that suits them, while keeping all of the benefits that Chapin High School provides, including the ability to change concentrations without missing a beat. We have simply packaged courses and “meaningful experiences” in a way that gives students the depth that specialization provides, with the breadth that comes with a school that embraces whole child education. Students can concentrate on Engineering at a school that has some of the top Math and Science test scores in South Carolina, while hanging out with friends at lunch and winning (another) National Championship in NJROTC. Or concentrate on 3D Art in our award-winning Fine Arts Department while participating in Student Government. Or work to solve YouTube’s $500 million loss as a part of a case study from Harvard Business School used in the Entrepreneurial Studies concentration, while playing softball wearing Chapin blue. Even if your interests change next year, your school will not. ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES Marketing Management* Accounting* Business Information Management* Computer Programming* General Management* PROFESSIONAL ARTS Visual Arts 2D Design 3D Design AP Courses Studio Concentration Arts Visual Arts and Design* Performing Arts Band Orchestra Drama Choir Dance Theater Performing Arts* ECOLOGY & SUSTAINABILITY Environmental Sciences Natural Resources Horticulture Sustainable Energy Life Science* Physical Science* MEDICINE Health Science* Medical Science and Research* Active Patient Care SPORTS SCIENCE Sports Medicine* Sports Nutrition Fitness Training Physical Education (Teaching)* CONVERGENT COMMUNICATIONS Chapin Eagle Sports Network Chapin Student Press Network Direct-to-camera Performance Training Journalism* ENGINEERING Digital Electronics Civil & Architecture Design Aerospace Engineering* Biomedical Engineering Alternative Energy Engineering & Engineering Technology* ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Leadership Training Science Fair Competitions Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Competitions GLOBAL LEADERSHIP International Service Project Mission Trips Opportunity to Study Abroad World Language* NJROTC Military Science* *denotes majors affiliated with the Course of Study Courses of Study Each Course of Study is filled with enriching experiences that enhance the area of concentration chosen by our students. These meaningful experiences, or CLAW Experiences, are intended to provide our students the platform for exploring their passions. For example, in the Entrepreneurial Studies concentration, a Marketing Management student may create an advertising Campaign for a local Chapin business, while a Business Information Management student designs an app that serves as an interactive magazine for Chapin High School. A Convergent Communications student may call play-by-play for the Homecoming football game, while a Sports Medicine student may serve as an athletic trainer for our football team. A Performing Arts student may sing at the National Cathedral while an Engineering student builds a working trebuchet as a partnered class with the CATE Center. Collaboration, meaningful experiences, amazing portfolios and an intense learning environment are integrated into each Course of Study.
  6. 6. Entrepreneurial Studies The key to our Business program at Chapin High School is the focus on creation. Students are faced with authentic situations that require creative application of core concepts, helping them develop a unique portfolio that mixes left and right-brained sensibilities and skills. Every teacher in the Entrepreneurial Studies concentration brings real business experience. Prior to becoming teachers, they have worked as Art Directors and Copywriters in advertising agencies, Marketing Managers, Computer Programmers, Project Managers, Graphic Designers, and various other positions in the “business world” that allow them to be dialed- in to the real needs of our students. 22% 2x 26% 16% 358,000 of the 1,650,000 Bachelor’s Degrees issued in the 2009-10 academic year were for Business.1 Business is by far the most popular undergraduate major, nearly twice the number of the next most popular major. 1 177,684 of the 693,025 Master’s Degrees issued by colleges and universities were for Business. 1 After a year in the workforce, business majors earned about 16 percent more than the average salary for all majors.2 1 U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics 2 National Association of Colleges and Employers of all undergraduate majors as popular as the second most awarded major of all Master’s degrees higher than average salary of non- business majors Business majors’ coursework in business strategy, statistics, accounting, finance, and operations management gives them skills in quantitative analysis. Research, writing, and presentation assignments en- hance their ability to gather, analyze, and present information. Many projects are done in groups, so students learn to work cooperatively. This training is important to employers, a fact reflected in the com- petitive salary offers that business majors receive when they enter the job market. Accounting Marketing Management Business Information Management Computer Programming
  7. 7. Visual Arts We are excited to offer our Visual Art students learning experi- ences unlike any other, both inside and outside of the classroom. During the Junior and Senior year, students have the opportunity to meet with college representatives and attend portfolio days at both in-state and out- of-state institutions. As a result, students gain insight and learn what awaits them on future career paths. Visual Art students will have the opportunity to travel with the de- partment for special events and gallery openings at the Columbia Museum of Art, along with various other galleries and museums throughout the state. In addition, students are provided opportuni- ties to be involved in hands-on art programs that reach across all core subjects at Chapin High School. Visual Art is a fundamental part of the human experience. Visual Art Education is therefore a necessary endeavor to ensure that the whole child is being educated. This includes skill development, cognitive understanding, and aesthetic appreciation for all art forms. Our goal is to develop and refine the artistic skills of each student and to “define the standard” in all we do.
  8. 8. Performing Arts Chapin High School boasts one of the top Performing Arts programs in the state. Our Cho- ral Program consists of six choirs and has performed all across the country, including The Duke Chapel, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the National Cathedral. The Chapin Band has also received countless awards and has partici- pated in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC, The London Parade, and the Pearl Harbor Parade, just to name a few. The Chapin Marching Band is on the cutting edge of outdoor pageantry. Members of the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra often work as guest artists, enhancing the performance skills of Chapin High School orchestra students. With a heavy emphasis on performance and production, students involved in the CHS Theater program enjoy frequent opportunities to participate in everything from improv to set building, from acting to directing—and everything in between. • Concert/Symphonic Band • Marching Band • Percussion Ensemble • Jazz Ensemble • Winterguard • Dance • Strings • Guitar Ensemble • Chamber Choir • Highlights Choir • Mens Choir • Womens Choir • Theater • Theater Production • Basic Music Theory • Music Theory AP Chapin High School students learn a diverse spectrum of skills in the fine arts. Through- out the year, our students are provided with the opportunity to showcase their talents through activities such as a full scale drama production, band and orchestra concerts, local professional performances, musicals, art shows, and other events.
  9. 9. Possible Job Shadowing and Learning Partners: Ecology & Sustainability The purpose of the School of Ecology and Sustainability is to provide students with knowledge and experiences within the fields of Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Horticulture, and Sustainable Energy. Students who choose this course of study will have many opportunities to job shadow and learn from local agencies and businesses involved in the areas of study. • Riverbanks Zoo Botanical Garden • US Forestry Commission • Congaree Swamp • Sequicentennial Park • Dreher Island state park • Harbison State Forest • Carter and Holmes- Newberry • City Roots- Columbia • WP Law- Lexington • Department of Natural Resources • Keep Midlands Beautiful • Palmetto pride • DHEC • Tomato Palms Recycling • Chapin Deer Processing
  10. 10. Sports Science Medicine In the Medicine program at Chapin High School, students are able to connect classroom curriculum to real- world experiences. Through work-based learning, field trips, engaging class activities, and discussions, students are able to gain first-hand knowledge of the medical field. The course work for the medical program is rigorous and engaging. Students will leave the program ready to make change in our ever-changing world. The Medical program will introduce students to a variety of career opportunities in the healthcare field and will be enriched by academically challenging courses at Chapin High School and The Center. Students who are interested in studying physical education might be interested in the Sports Science Course of Study. Sports Science will allow students to delve deeper into the science that is at the core of physical fitness, physical therapy, and athletic training. Students will be exposed to respected professionals in the areas of coaching, personal training, and sports rehabili- tation and will learn about the build- ing blocks of personal fitness such as nutrition. Whether students dream of becoming professional athletes, teach- er-coaches, or personal trainers, this course of study will give them the foun- dation for understanding the intricacies of physical fitness.
  11. 11. The goal of the School of Convergent Communications is to, first and foremost, develop strong communications skills with the individual student through the written and spoken word. Civil discourse is critical to democracy. Our students will learn the art of meaningful dialogue - including the ability to listen and respond respectfully - whether they are face-to-face or on- line. Technology is utilized to deliver messaging from our school hallways to the community, locally and globally. Students are taught that just because we can send out a message, that does not always mean we should. They learn that digital citizenship requires responsibility and that the character displayed by an individual through media is of critical importance- it requires self-leadership. Convergent Communications
  12. 12. Engineering 90% 76% 100% 5 2 of Chapin High graduates get accepted into the engineering colleges or universities of their choice of all Project Lead the Way students stayed with their declared major, compared to 33% of non PLTW graduates of University of South Carolina engineering graduates over the past several years have fielded job offers According to Forbes, 5 of the top 15 jobs in 2013 are in computers or engineering, with an average starting salary of $65,000 provisional patents have been filed. CHS Engineering students have access to a patent attorney as one of many resources. • Project-based problem solving in top-notch facilities allows students to display creativity and skill application. • Full complementary Calculus AP and Physics AP offerings every year. • Chapin Engineering Design & Development students are consistently top finishers in the District and Region 2 Science Fairs and have competed in the INTEL International Fair. • Students can take basic and capstone engineering courses at CHS as well as more specific courses in the engineering Course of Study, such as Digital Electronics and Civil Engineering. Students also have the ability to take courses in Aeronautical or Biomedical Engineering or Alternative Energy through the CATE Center, while still attending CHS for other classes and extracurricular activities.
  13. 13. Academic Leadership Academy The Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) is designed to devel- op leaders who will excel in an innovative and global community. We provide students an honors, advanced placement, and dual credit curriculum along with leadership training to prepare them to compete for admission to top-ranked colleges and universities and become world leaders in their fields of study. ALA is a community of motivated learners focused on the application of knowledge. Students will receive training to grow their leadership skills and research opportunities to turn thought into action.
  14. 14. Global Leadership The goal of the Global Leadership program is to prepare students for their future as citi- zens in the world economy. Students will learn how to become leaders on the global stage by being exposed to various countries and cultures around the world. • Global Pen Pals • International Festival Field Trip • International Service Project • Cultural Portfolio Development • Community Service Project • Festivals • Mission Trips • Opportunity to Study Abroad • International Trip Opportunities • Interaction with Local Languages • University Trips • Theatre/Dance Experiences Possible Global Leadership Opportunities:
  15. 15. Visual Arts NJROTC Chapin’s NJROTC program has been instrumental in promoting numerous candidates to service academies, into ROTC scholar- ships and other, non-military scholarship programs. Our NJROTC leadership will leave “no stone unturned” to help or to assist a stu- dent fulfill his or her dreams to serve our country. The enjoyment our students receive from participating in Chap- in’s NJROTC program has continuously ranked Chapin as the best and largest two-instructor school in South Carolina and the surrounding states. Not only did the NJROTC unit place first in the nation in 1999, they repeated this accomplishment in 2002, and just recently 2012. They were National Runner ups in 2001 and 2003, and State Champions in eleven of the sixteen years that the program has been operational. Chapin Life
  16. 16. Different paths start from the same community. No two students are exactly the same. They are uniquely different in wonderful ways. Whether they are playing rugby at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, honing their leadership skills at the Citadel, pursuing their passions at Duke, or earning their degree from the USC Honors College, every student who walks through the halls of Chapin High School has the opportunity to start on their path with love, support and encouragement from a community of family members, teachers, friends and neighbors. They will face academic rigor, and they will be challenged. Those challenges, however, will be faced in an atmosphere that fosters creativity, nurtures curiosity, and prepares students for the road ahead. We are not just a school. We are Chapin.
  17. 17. A thousand passions. One heartbeat. Chapin High School 300 Columbia Ave Chapin, South Carolina 803.575.5400 Cover photo from CHS student Courtney Amick

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