School Facts

History of the Pickens County Career & Technology Center

Welcome to the Pickens County Career & Technology Center's website. We have been serving the students of Pickens County for forty-two years through the four high schools in our district. As one of the oldest career centers in South Carolina, we provide skill training in twenty different programs that provide for a wide range of interests.

Please take time to explore the programs and instructors presented at this site. If you have questions or wish further information, call or come by to see us.

South Carolina's School Report card
The Pickens County Career & Technology Center has received a score of Excellent since South Carolina began using report card to rate South Carolina schools.

South Carolina's Gold and Silver Awards
The Pickens County Career & Technology Center has received several of these awards throughout the years that the state of South Carolina has offered these awards.

Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School
The Pickens County Career & Technology Center was selected as a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School in 2006.

Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Schools serve as a beacon for exemplary achievements and contributions to ensure successful educational experiences for all children by shining a positive light on America's best schools and programs that work. Working together, education, business and government leaders have the ability to create an infrastructure that will provide a blueprint for excellence in education for all children, all schools and all states. Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Schools focus on locating successful best practices and programs that work in education to serve as a marker for schools that desire to be high performing beacons for our educational culture.

 On February 11, 2004, Gretchen Whitney High School in Cerritos, California; Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia; and Northwest High School in Justin, Texas were designated as Lighthouse Schools Charter Members in recognition of exemplary achievements and contributions to ensure a successful educational experience for all students.

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