Our Principal

 COL Rick Leonard, (USA-Ret), Ed.S.

Phone: (803) 534-7661


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Education - The Citadel M.Ed. - The Citadel Ed.S. - South Carolina State University Masters Strategic Studies - US Army War College

COL Rick Leonard, (USA-Ret), Ed.S.

Principals message
Student learning is the chief priority of our school that will be done so in a safe manner.  Because students learn in many different ways COPE uses a rigorous, relevant competency-based curriculum that is organized around career clusters.  Character education is also a major part of our program along with developing leadership skills and a sense of belonging.  All students are encouraged to participate in one of our student organizations, SkillsUSA or HOSA.  Job shadowing and cooperative learning are integral parts of Career and Technology Education (CTE).  Students can earn certifications that will increase employment opportunities