From the Director

Welcome to ATEC's homepage. Please contact us if you have any questions about our programs.

District Information

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ATEC Summer Camp for Middle School Students
June 9-10

ATEC is offering a camp for middle school students June 9-10.  Students must be in grades 5-8.  The camp will operate from 8 am - noon both days and includes a snack.  Space is limited and registration is $10.  Transportation must be arranged by the family of the participating student.  Campers will be able to choose four ATEC programs and spend about and hour and 40 minutes with each instructor who will supervise a project-based activity.  Programs featured are: Agriculture, Automotive Collision Repair, Commercial Art, Culinary Arts, Graphics, PC Repair and Welding.

Applications and registration fee are due to ATEC by May 23.  Incomplete applications will not be considered and the registration fee is non-refundable.

Application is attached.
Summer camp form.pdf


ATEC Students win Honors at SC Health Occupations Conference

Alecia Fludd and Hannah Brown won first in Career Health Display.
Hailey Sykes and Clay Jones won second in Career Health Display.
Elizabeth Brown won third in Job Seeking Skills.
These students qualified to represent SC at the HOSA National Leadership Conference in June in Orlando, FL.

Congratulations to Drew Watts from Camden High and Christian Bayer from Lugoff-Elgin High for qualifying for the state finals of the 2014 Ford/AAA Auto Skills.  The state finals will be held on Thursday, May 1st at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Daily Announcements

eChalk Parent Accounts

Parents of middle & high school students can register for an eChalk Parent Account now, but you will receive a letter from the home school shortly that will include your student's District ID number.  This information will allow parents to access your students' schedules and view class pages directly.  (All parents must create a new account for the 2013-14 School Year.)   Please go to your student's high school website to register.

Elementary school students can be added without the Student ID information.

Additional information on eChalk Parent Accounts - including a video walk-through - are available on the district website at

ATEC School Spirit

Students in Graphics, Agriculture, Welding and Early Childhood Education attended the Stover Career Fair and did an awesome job representing their classes and presenting to the Stover middle school students.

The FFA chapter members attended the state FFA-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on February 19th. Chapter members are pictured with Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, ATEC Director Chet Horton and FFA advisor Katie Gilson.

FFA students at state legislature 2014.jpg
Agriculture update

Our agriculture students and the ATEC Kershaw County chapter of FFA have been busy these past few weeks. They attended Ag Day at Clemson University and watched the Tigers play Boston College. They participated in the FFA/Ag Day at the State Fair. They helped refresh the large flower bed outside Camden Primary School. And they heard from Tommy Odem, a mobile technician with John Deere, who talked to them about ag careers and gave them John Deere caps.

Check out our ATEC health science students who attended the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) fall leadership conference at Newberry College on Oct.17. Led by Tammy Pugh, Laura Marshall and Kathy Vidal, the students are sporting specially made ATEC T-shirts created by our graphics and commercial arts students!

Among the new additions to ATEC this year is a modern high tech lab for our Honors BioMed classes. You can check out this new lab and learn more about ATEC by calling 803-425-8982.

Auto Collision Technology project 

Check this out. Our Auto Collision Technology students have been busy working on a porch glider project this semester learning to disassemble, sand blast, prime and paint using two colors. Instructor David Weaver says the project has taught the students skills they can use to work on automobiles.

ATEC Bell Schedule

 ATEC Bell Schedule 







Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 14 - Fri, Apr 18
Spring Break
No school for students or employees; all facilities closed.
Wednesday, April 30
Interim Reports
Sunday, May 18
Cosmetology Graduation
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Woolard  Auditorium
Tuesday, May 20
National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony

3:30 pm 
Woolard Auditorium


Reception will follow in the Culinary Arts Department.

Spring Awards Day
9:00 AM  & 1:30 PM
Woolard Auditorium
Monday, May 26
Regular School Day [Weather Make-Up Day]
This is a weather make-up day - all students and staff attend as a regular school day.
Thursday, May 29
Half-Day of School
Half-day of school for students - early dismissal.
Friday, May 30
End of 4th Nine Weeks
Half-Day of School
Half-day of school for students - early dismissal.
Saturday, May 31
Records day & graduation