Clarendon County School District Law Enforcement Program Recognized as Top CTE Program in South Carolina


CCSD Law Enforcement Program Highlighted in Statewide CTE Videos 

Manning, SC— July 2, 2024 The Clarendon County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce that its Law Enforcement Program at the F.E. DuBose Career Center has been selected as one of the top Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in South Carolina. This recognition highlights CCSD's commitment to providing students with exceptional educational opportunities and real-world experiences. 

"Partnerships with local law enforcement agencies and hands-on learning experiences are crucial for our students,” stated Mrs. Ladell Grice, Law Enforcement Instructor. These collaborations help prepare them for successful careers in law enforcement and related fields." 

"As a district, it is vital that our students are college and career ready. Labor market analyses show that we are offering pathways with the most need in our state and we look at those carefully when choosing our Career and Technical Education courses,” stated Dr. Shawn Johnson, CCSD Superintendent. We want our parents, community stakeholders, and statewide districts to know about our commitment to engaging students in real-life project-based and work-based experiences, especially at the F.E. DuBose Career Center." 

“Being recognized as a top CTE program is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff. Our focus on providing hands-on, real-world experiences through partnerships and industry connections equips our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their future careers," stated Dr. Keisa Carr, F.E. DuBose Interim Director. “My administrative staff and I are committed to providing our students with the most current and innovative resources and tools available in the field to ensure their success.” 

The South Carolina Department of Education's CTE program played a significant role in planning and filming a marketing video to showcase the program. This video features instructor and student testimonials, highlighting how the program has propelled students toward future careers with industry credentials and valuable experiences. 

The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Pathway offers students opportunities to explore careers in the military, law enforcement, legal practice, and administrative positions. Other pathways available in CCSD include welding, education and teaching, building and construction, health science, sports medicine, digital art and design, culinary arts, cosmetology, business, agricultural science, and automotive technology. 

CCSD remains dedicated to placing each student on a pathway to success, ensuring they graduate with the skills and credentials needed for the workforce and informed career decisions. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Keisa Carr, Interim Director F..E DuBose Career Center or your student’s guidance counselor to ensure your student is on a CTE pathway. CTE video may be found HERE ( 

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