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8th grade students (Class of 2025) have many options when planning for their high school years.

 

They may choose from many of the study options at the traditional high school campus to which they are zoned, or they may choose to apply to

  • IMPACT Early College HS;
  • 10 Career Academies, or
  • Virtual High School

To learn more about each of these options, scroll down to navigate the tabs with more details on each option.

To apply to one of these opportunities to customize your high school experience, click below:

 

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The Goose Creek CISD Career Academies are small learning communities within larger campuses that focus on a career theme. Academy students take classes as a group (cohort) which provides students the opportunity to attend classes with other students with similar interests.

 

Academic classes integrate the career theme into assignments, with projects that span across multiple subjects. Students learn from a rigorous curriculum, which includes opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) courses, dual credit courses, career-oriented courses, and college and career learning opportunities directly related to the career theme. Enrichment activities that help students learn more about college and career opportunities are provided each semester and culminate in a senior capstone experience that may include internships, practicums, mentoring or other career-based experiences.

 

All 8th grade students may apply to any of the Goose Creek CISD Academies regardless of the high school to which they are zoned. The district provides transportation to each of the academies for all students. Academy students at REL, RSS & GCM are eligible for the extra-curricular activities that are available at each of the high schools, and all academy students are expected to participate in the career and technical student organization connected to their curriculum.

 

Current Career Academy Options in GCCISD include the following: 

 

  • Advanced Automotive Academy
  • Agriculture Science Academy (Veterinary Medicine)
  • Career Academy for Future Educators
  • Culinary Arts Academy
  • Global Business Career Academy
  • Manufacturing & Industrial Maintenance Academy

 

  • Health Science Career Academy
  • Information Technology Career Academy 
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math T-STEM Academy
  • Digital Communications Career Academy

To learn more about each specific career academy, return to the Career & Technical Education Homepage by clicking here and click on the academy logo. 

 

 

Early College High Schools are innovative schools that are designed to overlap high school and college. They enable highly motivated students to complete an associate degree or a college certification program before they graduate from high school.

 

The majority of classes taken by students are college-level classes, frequently taught by college teachers and on the college campus. These campuses provide dual credit college courses at no cost to students, provide academic and social support services to help students succeed, increase college readiness, and reduce barriers to college access.

 

Transportation is provided for students who are accepted into an early college high school. Students must complete the full application process in January to be considered for an early college high school.

 

GCCISD offers two (2) early college high schools: IMPACT Early College HS and Stuart Career Tech HS.

These high schools are the campuses that students are zoned to based upon their address.

 

Each zoned campus offers a comprehensive academic and enrichment curriculum, with many athletic, fine arts, and additional programs to engage students in their high school experience.

 

GCCISD has three traditional high schools: Goose Creek Memorial HS, Robert E. Lee HS and Ross S. Sterling HS.

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8TH GRADE PLANNING TIMELINE

1/2021

8TH GRADE COURSE REGISTRATION
All 8th grade students will select an endorsement and program of study for the campus they are zoned to.

 

1/5/21 – 1/31/21

8TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS APPLICATION WINDOW OPEN
8th grade students interested in applying to an academy, cosmetology program, IMPACT or SCTHS need to complete the online application.

 

1/31/21

8TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS APPLICATIONS DUE

 

2/12/21

8TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS ACCEPTANCE LETTERS DISBURSED TO STUDENTS
8th grade students who are accepted to an academy, cosmetology program, IMPACT or SCTHS will receive an acceptance letter.

 

2/18/21

8TH GRADE MANDATORY PARENT MEETING Mandatory parent meeting for students accepted into cosmetology or an academy.

 

3/1/21 – 7/31/21 8TH GRADE 2ND ROUND OF HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS APPLICATIONS WINDOW OPEN
8th grade students will have the opportunity during the 2nd round of applications to apply online to an academy, IMPACT or SCTHS based upon space availability in each program.

To learn more about the dual credit Cosmetology program at Robert E. Lee High School, visit the Cosmetology webpage by clicking here.

The current application for the Goose Creek Virtual School is a survey to determine the interest from incoming 9th grade students. Please note,  when selecting your option for Goose Creek Virtual School, it must be your first option. After you complete the Virtual School application,  you will be directed to select 2 other high school options. More information about the new Goose Creek Virtual School will be coming soon along with the full application to enroll.