World class knowledge. World class skills. Life and career characteristics. These phrases are components of the Profile of the South Carolina graduate (see below). Now, you may think that it is way too early to start thinking about graduation, especially if you are in kindergarten! But the truth is, it is essential that we at Oakdale STEAM Elementary School start with the end in mind. We have a unique opportunity to ensure that each and every child starts strong, and I am grateful and excited that you have chosen Oakdale as the first stop on your journey to success. We are committed to caring for you, helping shape your character, and providing quality learning experiences. In a nutshell, we are committed to giving you a solid foundation, so you can be a world class South Carolina graduate!
The Profile of the South Carolina Graduate has been adopted and approved by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA), the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC), the State Board of Education (SBE), and the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) in an effort to identify the knowledge, skills, and characteristics a high school graduate should possess in order to be prepared for success as they enter college or pursue a career. The profile is intended to guide all that is done in support of college- and career-readiness.