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    Who We Are

    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!
    Today, 8/21/2014
    High: 100 Low: 75
    Slight chance thunderstorms
    17% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
    High: 100 Low: 73
    Slight chance thunderstorms
    18% chance of precipitation.


    Principal Sherry Rivers and staff welcome Mrs. Jeanette W. McBride, Richlland County Clerk of Court, as she serves as Heyward's Principal-for-a-Day!  Mrs. McBride is no stranger to Heyward, as she was our graphic design teacher for many years.  She has also served as a Richland District One School Board Commissioner.

    It's Official ...


    HOSA Students Place at the National Leadership Conference

    The HOSA students placed and received

    Shining Moments




    Heyward's 2014-2015
    Teacher of the Y
    ear, Ms. Annie Dickerson (Click the 'read more' for larger pictures.)


    Heyward's 2014-2015 Classified Employee of the Year, Ms. Debbie McDonald (Click the 'read more' for larger pictures.)





    Daily Announcements

    Heyward's Annual Harvest Hope Food Drive

    Heyward collected non-perishable food items and monetary donations throughout the month of March, including an on site drive at Wal-Mart (Garners Ferry Road location).  Thanks to Wal-Mart and Heyward's staff and students who assisted in making it possible to collect $620.00 cash and 493lbs of non-perishable donations ... all which were donated to Harvest Hope.

    Heyward Celebrates
    National Wear
    Red Day



    The Saturday Leadership Academy

    The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, will hold their Fall Session in the Conference Center at Heyward Career and Technology Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    See attached flyer

    100 BLACK MEN.pdf
    Team Heyward during the
    Palmetto Breast Cancer Walk for Life


    Heyward Highlights

    Diesel Technology

    Heyward’s Diesel Technology Program held their end of year Top Tech Competition on May 15, 2013. Students demonstrated their skills by working through ten stations that required them to diagnose electrical/electronic problems, hand and Read more...