© 2018 by The Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce

Education

In order to attract business and industry to our community, we must create a stable, engaging learning environment that prepares students with the skills they need to be successful in post-secondary education and the workplace. Additionally, we must create a working environment that attracts and retains quality educators.

Education Task Force goals:

  • Continue to expand dual enrollment options with post-secondary education partners

  • Ensure that career pathways offered in our district align to the needs of businesses and industries the community is looking to attract to McIntosh County.

  •  Increase percentage of students scoring college and career ready on ACT/SAT/Accuplacer exams

  • Increase graduation rates

  • Stabilize leadership within the district and schools

  • Welding program classes begin January 2018

  • Law Enforcement pathway begins January 2018

  • MCA is working with State Agriculture Education Director to develop a new pathway in commercial fishing

  • SAT/ACT/Accuplacer average scores will meet or exceed state average

  • Increase four-year cohort graduation rate to 90 percent or more

  • Implement focus group with retired educators residing in the community to get their perspective

  • Decrease attrition rate of district employees by 25 percent