CTE Textbook Review

Public Invited to Review Proposed Career and Technology Education (CTE) Instructional 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 career and technology instructional materials for grades 9-12. 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 presented their materials to school districts and distributed samples of their resources for our review.


The 9-12 grade CTE Textbooks 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 use in Pickens County schools for CTE.  


Proposed Career and Technology Education (CTE) Instructional Materials and Textbooks

National Geographic Learning/Cengage

Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications Updated, Precision Exams Edition, 6th Edition - Author: Burton


Online: www.cengage.com


National Geographic Learning/Cengage

Introductory Horticulture, 9th Edition - Author: Shay


Online: www.cengage.com


The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.

Principles of Floral Design: An Illustrated Guide, 2nd Edition - Author: Pat Diehl Scace; James M. DelPrince


Online: www.g-w.com


Savvas Learning Company, LLC

Food and Nutrition for You - Author: Emergent Learning


Online: www.savvaslearning.com


The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.

Succeeding in Life and Career, 12th Edition - Author: Frances Baynor Parnell


Online: www.g-w.com


McGraw Hill, LLC

Essentials of Marketing - Author: William D. Perreault


Online: mheonline.com


The materials will be on display in person and online from April 28 through May 19, 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

  • OR online

    • Login information for the textbook publisher sites are listed at the textbook company links detailed above.

Our goal is to be able to send the SDPC Board of Trustees the final recommendation for each level the Week of May 22, 2023.

Please send comments and questions to: BrianRichard@Pickens.k12.sc.us 

We appreciate your input in this process. 

Please complete the following survey to provide your input at your convenience: https://forms.gle/dHzs38kvuJfAvyRY7