Students tackle new school year in Horry Co.

By Chandi Lowry - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Students are finally finished with their first day of classes in the Horry County School District, but what's the plan for the rest of the year?

The principal at Myrtle Beach Middle School said each subject has its own curriculum that is approved by the district and ready to be put into action.

Becky Millsap, who has been teaching for 36 years, explained the curriculum is written out in details and tells teachers what books students should have under their belts. It also outlines what math levels students should have mastered.

"When they come in, there's always something on the board for them to do. It's the same thing every day [and] it's very routine. They know what to get out and they know what to be prepared with," Millsap said. "We start with a warm-up and then we go into direct instruction. We are telling them what we are going to be doing for the day and group work of twos and threes."

Student Madison Belissary is ready to get high marks in her advanced courses, like the one Millsap teaches.

"I've heard that 7th grade is a lot harder," she said. "They push you more - so more studying."

"I love watching them as a writer, but everything is exciting, of course. The first day - no matter how many years you have been doing it - you are always excited about it," said Millsap.

Information on students' curriculum can be found on the Horry County School District's website.

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