Award Year: 2020

Nation Ford High School

1400 A O Jones Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC, 29715-1625

(803) 835-0000

Mr. Jason Johns, Principal at time of Nomination

York School District Four (Fort Mill Schools)

School Website

https://twitter.com/johnsjb1

Mission

Nation Ford is dedicated to supporting all student learning through faculty collaboration and a sense of family.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • White: 63%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Application
Nation Ford Family

Nation Ford Family

Nation Ford High School is home to 1,761 diverse students where we create a rich culture of learning, caring, family, and tolerance. All stakeholders are committed to support students emotionally, socially, and academically.

Nation Ford has received consecutive "Excellent" ratings, outpaces the state in ACT, SAT, End of Course achievement, and increased our AP program by +400 students with an 87% pass rate. Nation Ford's successful and equitable learning culture is exemplified by lowering the achievement gap within our core courses. Nation Ford is successful in the arenas of community service, athletics, JROTC, and fine arts, which are competitive at regional, state, and national levels. Nation Ford has maintained a graduation rate of 94.04% for the past five years, which is attributed to providing a nurturing environment where all stakeholders feel valued, heard, and their contributions consistently reinforce and support all students.

We provided our teachers with professional learning to support students in poverty and English Language Learners. Our partnership with FOCUS (Family Outreach for Cultivating Understanding a School) provides sessions for our Latino parents to attend to become more informed about educational processes and involved with our school.

We focused on how to meet the needs of "all" students and developed Flex blocks where all students could receive additional support based on their specific needs. Teachers were provided time for curriculum map development, End of Course preparation sessions, and a grading advisory to ensure equity - all helped us to recognize and support students' academic, social, emotional, and cultural needs.