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    Who We Are

    District Mission
    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    Our Mission
    Heyward Career and Technology Center provides essential knowledge and skills to make a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education and/or the workplace. 

    Our Beliefs 
    - Our students are our highest priority
    - All students can achieve and succeed
    - Honesty, integrity and mutual respect are essential
    - Everyone is responsible for the success of our students
    - Students learn best when they are actively engaged

    From the Principal

    Heyward Career and Technology Center has provided 40 years of excellent service to the students in Richland County School District One.

    We are proud to offer three programs that meet the needs of students with a variety of career interests. First, our career and technology programs prepare students for post-secondary education and/or careers in  Engineering and Industrial Technology; Health and Human Services; and Media and Information Systems. Second, the Richland One Works (ROW) program which is a school-based enterprise provides knowledge and job skills that prepare students for success in their daily lives. Finally, the Richland One Excel Academy offers a unique curriculum that helps students get on track for on-time graduation. Through these offerings, the staff at Heyward provides instruction and activities that assist students with career skills such as teamwork, leadership, professionalism, and communication. Many of the students who complete our programs receive industry certifications and continue their endeavors in college and/or the workplace. We are very proud of our rich tradition of excellence and invite you to visit our campus to share our experience!

    Heyward Career and Technology Center Adopts
    Sister Care for Mother's Day 2016

    The project was a grand success. Heyward donated 57 boxed gifts and a $200 check was donated by Friarsgate Titan Youth Organizartion.  Sister Care is a temporary shelter for domestic abused women and children.  Sister Care services approximately 7,000 women and children each year.  The 24-hour crisis line (803) 765-9428.

    Heyward's 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off

    On Saturday, February 27th, Heyward Career and Technology Center hosted its 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off during our CATE Month Extravaganza.  

    Honorable Mention – Dr. Craig Witherspoon representing RCSD1 Office of Superintendent and Vernessa Pendergrass representing WWDM 101.3 FM

    3rd Place – Priscilla Fulton representing Dropout Prevention and Community Partnerships

    2nd Place – Jamil Canada and Deon Jackson, representing Eau Claire High School

    1st Place – Patricia Fitzgerald and Sheila Mazyck representing Lower Richland High School

    HOSA-Future Health Professionals Officers Elected

    Members of Heyward's Chapter of HOSA-Future Health Professionals elected their officers recently.  The executive team members are: President- Jasmere Sanders, Vice President- Kimberly Parson, Secretary- Kristini Glymph, Treasurer- Jhaelyn Davis, Reporter- Asma Almutairi, and Historian- Autum Choe

    The team has planned an exciting year of activities so members can learn more about health care careers, build leadership skills, and serve our community through volunteering. Congratulations!

    Heyward in Red - 2016

    Heyward participating in National Wear Red day, as we support American Heart Health Month


    Elected officials, business and community leaders put aside their normal work duties for a day to serve as Principals for a Day of Richland One schools on December 7. This is the seventh year the district has held the Principal-for-a-Day community engagement initiative. The Principals for a Day included first-time participants as well as persons who have served as Principals for a Day at different schools in prior years. This year Heyward welcomed Mr. Demetrius Chatman, pictured with our principal, Dr. Sherry Rivers, visiting some of our classes/labs.

    Empowering Students by Enhancing Instructions

    Congratulations to Mrs. Melva Kennedy for receiving the Colonial Life Strong

    School Grant!  Mrs. Kennedy, our Hospitality and Tourism teacher, explains

    that the purpose of this program is to provide teachers in Richland County

    schools an opportunity to received financial support for effective and creative

    initiatives to enhance the learning experience that would otherwise be

    unavailable through the school budget. These grants are awarded for up to

    $1000 for innovative classroom projects and lessons with a focus on STEAM

    (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

    Career Centers Helping Career Centers

    Shining Moments



    Congratulations to HOSA-Future Health Professionals students for placing in the 1st Annual District HOSA Competition.

    HOSA Bowl- 1st Place- Christina Jackson, Tiffany Brown, and Jasmere Sanders

    ​​Job Seeking Skills- 2nd Place Kairah Lee

     HCTC’s Auto Technology Students Place 2nd

    At The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills

    State Competition in Charlotte, NC

     Congratulations to Breyon Brown and James Henderson, two students in Heyward Career and Technology Center’s Automotive Technology Program, under instructor of Edwin Martin, placed second in the 2015 Ford/AAA ...


    It's Official ...


    Heyward's Newest Staff Members
     (Click the 'Read more' for larger pictures and names.)



    Heyward's 2015-2016
     Teacher of the Y
    ear (Click 'Read more')

    Heyward's 2015-2016 Classified Employee of the Year (Click 'Read more')


    Daily Announcements

    Team Heyward during the 
    Palmetto Breast Cancer Walk for Life 2014