Public Review of Secondary Core Textbooks

Public invited to review proposed HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY AND SOCIAL STUDIES materials and textbooks.

Each year the state of SC establishes priorities for purchasing instructional materials and resources for our students. Currently, the state is funding new instructional materials for grades 9-12 to include Biology 1, 2, and Advanced Placement; Advanced Placement European History, and Civics. Before the process reaches our schools, the SC State Board of Education seeks stakeholder input from across the state and approves a broad list of textbooks for schools to review. Following state approval, textbook publishers formally present their materials to school districts and distribute samples of their resources for our review and selection.

The selection process has been completed at the state level, and it is now time to complete the approval process at the district level.  SDPC invites the public to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for adoption and use in Pickens County schools.  

The materials for Biology 1, 2, and Advanced Placement; and Advanced Placement European History were on display through March 23, 2023, and taken to the board for final recommendations at the March 2023 board meeting. 

The materials for Civics will be on display in person and online until April 24, 2023,  with instructions for submitting comments available in person and online.

Community stakeholders may review and give feedback on the resources:

  •  In-person at Central Services 
    • Curtis A. Sudden Administrative Building
    • 1348 Griffin Mill Road
    • Easley, SC 29640

8:30am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday

Our goal is to be able to send the SDPC Board of Trustees the final recommendation for each level. 

We appreciate your input in this process.