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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 Business and Information Systems; Engineering and Industrial Technology; and Health and Human Services. 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, 4/19/2014
    High: 57 Low: 49
    76% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 4/20/2014
    High: 69 Low: 48
    Slight chance rain
    22% chance of precipitation.

    It's Official ...


    HOSA Students Place at the National Leadership Conference

    The HOSA students placed and received

    Shining Moments



    Heyward's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Robert Steele

    Heyward's 2013-2014 Classified Employee of the Year, Mrs. Cynthia Saylor
    (Click the 'read more' for larger pictures.)


    News and Events

    District Accreditation Parent Survey

    In order to determine how Richland One is meeting its mission, parents are invited to participate in a survey.

    To complete the survey, go to


    Daily Announcements

    Heyward's Annual Harvest Hope Food Drive

    Heyward will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations throughout the month of March.  Please help us with this worthwhile cause by dropping off your items/donations to our school anytime during the month, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You may also join us at Wal-Mart on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia on Saturday, March 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., where we will do additional collections.

    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...

    Heyward Highlights
    Check out our Fall 2013 Newsletter (click below)