Mission Statement

The mission of the Sumter Career and Technology Center is to prepare all students for a global technological workforce or post-secondary education.



 Strategies for Teacher Advancement & Renewal (STAR) Teacher

Lakia Gaines, Aerospace Engineering teacher, has been selected to participate in the STAR
STAR – Strategies for Teacher Advancement and Renewal Program which is sponsored by The Foundation for Professional Development and Palmetto State Teachers Association.

STAR is a statewide program designed to recognize and reward outstanding veteran teachers in South Carolina. Some primary goals of the STAR program is to enhance teachers’ commitments to their profession and to the improvement of educational opportunities for all South Carolina students; and to reward outstanding veteran teachers who have taken initiatives to grow professionally and to recognize them for exceptional performance.



Due to school closures as a result of Hurricane Florence, students will make up school on October 22January 18 and February 18. State law mandates that school districts make up the first three days by utilizing the inclement weather days indicated on their calendars. If more than three days are missed, the local school board of trustees, by a majority vote, may waive no more than three additional days. A decision regarding the fourth day that was missed will be announced at a later time.



Keeping your children safe while at school is our district’s top priority. Please read this statement from our Interim Superintendent. Parent Letter



Sumter School District will continue to offer additional time for teacher collaboration, professional learning, and instructional planning during the 2018-2019 school year.

Beginning September 7, high schools will start one hour later each Friday until May 17. Students are to report to school by 9:45 am, and the school day will end at 3:45 pm. Buses will arrive at the bus stops in the morning one hour later than the normally scheduled times.


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