South Aiken High School (Aiken, SC). An impressive 92% of our juniors are certified Work Ready, having earned national career readiness certificates on Work Keys assessments. The Career and Technology programs provide students from all grade levels the opportunity to enhance their college and career readiness skills. The Business Cluster offers courses in Integrated Business Applications, Desktop Publishing, Personal Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Advertising. Future Business Leaders of America and DECA provide our students with real-world applications to apply their knowledge and skills. Our marketing students travel throughout the state and nation to study careers in fashion, sports and hospitality marketing, while participating in conferences and competitions. The school’s DECA chapter operates a school-based enterprise managed and maintained as a hands-on laboratory. The South Aiken Culinary program gives students practical and theoretical experiences in preparation for entry-level food service positions. The Welding Program and the iron-work of our students was featured in The Welding Journal, an international welding publication, during the 2014-15 school year. South Aiken’s student welders may gain technical school credit for their classes and must pass the same professional competencies as workers in the field.