South County Secondary School
is a secondary school in Lorton
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, part of the Fairfax County Public Schools
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system, opened in September 2005. The school mascot is Stan the Stallion, and school colors are forest green, navy blue, and silver.
South County is designated to serve grades 7-12, similar to another local school, Hayfield
Hayfield Secondary School is the oldest secondary school in the Fairfax County Public Schools system of Virginia. It opened its doors in 1968 and graduated its first seniors in 1971.-History:...
, from which many of its students were drawn. In order to prevent disruption in students' senior years, 2005-06 seniors were allowed to remain at Hayfield, Lake Braddock Secondary School
Lake Braddock Secondary School is a combined junior-high and high school in Burke, Virginia, United States, administered by Fairfax County Public Schools . It is one of four secondary schools in Fairfax County; the other three are Hayfield, Robinson, and South County.Opened in 1973, Lake Braddock...
, Lee High School
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, or other secondary school they were currently enrolled in to finish their secondary education and maintain continuity during the college application process. South County will remain a secondary school until a new middle school, which is currently under development, is built to take away its 7th and 8th graders, at which point it will become a high school (projected for 2012). The class of 2007 was South County's first graduating class; the class to graduate in 2009 was the first to have attended SCSS for all of high school, and the class of 2011 has spent all of secondary school at the school.
Sports teams at South County, although not very successful on the whole in their inaugural year, have made progress and achieved a number of accolades. The cross country teams went to regionals. The baseball team won districts the first two years the school was open, in 2007 made it to the state semi-finals, and the state finals in 2011. The football team was a tri-champion of the Patriot District and won the Northern Region Div.5 championship in 2011. The softball team won district titles in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. They won the Northern Regional Championship in 2009, and advanced to the state semi-finals in 2009. The girls tennis team won the district title in 2008 and 2009. The volleyball and field hockey team won district titles in 2008 and 2009. Wrestling did so in 2009. Field Hockey and Volleyball both won the Northern Regional Championship in 2009, Field Hockey was Regional Champion again in 2011. Field Hockey advanced to the state semi-finals in 2009 and 2011 and Volleyball advanced to the state finals in 2009. Its 2008-2009 rowing, or Crew
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, team won silvers and bronzed many boats in the state level, eventually making it all the way to nationals.
In 2009 mens varsity soccer won the first and only district title 2-1 vs. Hayfield at Lake Braddock.The Final goals came within the final 10 minutes of the game including a diving header scored in the 90th minute. The DaLe SoCo Boys
went 13-2-1 overcoming a tough schedule. They later on would lose in the quarter finals of regonials.
During the 2011 baseball season, they went undefeated and made it to the state finals.
Girls Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
During the 2009-2010, the South County's Girls Track and Field team were Indoor Patriot District Champions by default, due to the 2010 snow storm in February 2010,the athletes could not compete. The Girls were District and Regional runner-up's in the 2010 Outdoor season. During the 2010-2011 Indoor Track and Field season. The South County Girls won the Indoor Patriot District title and the title of Northern Regional Champions, sweeping the competition. They also placed 3rd in the state meet. In the 2011 Outdoor season, they won the Outdoor Patriot District title and the title of Northern Region Outdoor Champions.
South County has quickly earned a good reputation in the district, as they have won the title of "Honor Band" for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Its Color Guard has also had success, winning awards in 2007, 2008 and 2009. During the 2008 Marching Band Season, the Marching Stallions had a perfect season, winning the USSBA competitions at Herndon High School and Northwest High School, the Oakton Classic, and the USSBA Northern States Championships at Hershey Park Stadium with a score of 95.45.
2008-2009 Indoor Drum-line Season
South County had now been bumped into AIA Open class. This year the Drum Line had taken a literal approach to their theme due to judges not fully understanding their show. The 2008 show was titled "Boxed in" based on Beehthoven's 5, Moonlight Sonata and Ode to joy. The show's floor had several boxes and in the corners had the numbers '5' '4' '3' '2' '1'.
South County had won 2 second place trophies and had won first at Thomas Edison HS. On South County's first trip to Ohio, they had gone on to Semi Finals.
2009-2010 Marching Band Season
At the 26th Annual North Stafford Invitational the Marching Stallions won Colorguard, Percussion, Music and ended up 2nd place in its class (AA.) The Marching Stallions swept their class, winning Percussion, Colorguard, Drum Majors, Music, GE, Marching, and 1st place in Class AA at the 23rd Annual Hermitage Classic Marching Band Festival. At the 25th Annual Oakton Classic Invitational Marching Band Competition, the band won 1st place in class AA, Best Guard, Percussion, Brass, Woodwind. They also won the Burgundy award (best score in Class A and AA.) At JMU’s 23rd Parade of Champions, the Marching Stallions won 4th place in class AA with a score of 79.1. The band received a superior rating (1) at VBODA State Marching Festival.
2009-2010 Indoor Drum-line Season
South County's own Drum line has been under the direction of Alan P. Johnson since the schools opening in 2005. The 2009 show was titled Connected where the battery members would "Connect" with each others uniforms. The show's main theme that was used in their ballad and closer was Pat Metheny's song "Make Peace" Connected Consisted of 3 Movements and the show had been modified on more than one occasion. South County had claimed second place at AIA finals at Chesapeake, Virginia.
2010-2011 Marching Band Season
South County Marching Stallions band director Alan P. Johnson this year brought back his 2005 Chantilly Drum-line show titled "Evolution of a theme" and made it into an award winning Marching Band show called Harmonic Evolution. The show's main theme was based on the requiem titled "Dies Irae." The Marching Stallions took first place in their class (AA) with taking all but the Colorguard trophy and been the top band at the 27th Annual North Stafford Invitational. Stallions went on to their Parkview competition and ended second out of 3 but continued on that day and competed at Oakton and ranked number 1 in their class and overall in both class A & AA. The Stallions went on to the 24th Parade of Champions and won their class and swept the floor once again. Closing out their season with receiving a superior rating (1) at State Marching Band Assessment. The Marching Stallions had statistically went 21-1 and had 25 seniors graduating this year.
2010-2011 Indoor Drum-line Season
South County's Drum-line went to the floor for another great season. Their show entitled "Senseless" written by Alan Johnson himself. The show centered around the performers removing and adding senses throughout the show. This was one of Alan's few self compositions he had written for an indoor show. South County did make semi finals at AIA Championships and attended the WGI World Championships in A Class. This was Alan Johnson's final season with the Drum-line and his final year at South County Secondary School.
SCSS has the following FCPS
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- Advanced Placement Diploma (AP)
- Career and Transition Services
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
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As well, DECA sent members to the international competition in Florida. One group won second place in the category of Ecommerce Business Plan.
The theater department is under the direction of Mrs. Sherry Adams-Johnson. In their first Cappies Musical at South County, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" received 12 nominations, and 4 awards, including Best Musical.
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|| 2,490 (1,455 in the HS)
|| 3,027 (1,978 in the HS)