School Choice Headquarters

BCSD 2018_19 School Choice

Parents know from personal experience that all children learn differently.  Our district-wide school choice program frees students from the old “one-size-fits-all” model of education and offers ways to learn that are customized to their personal talents and interests.  By actively engaging students, we build their confidence, increase their knowledge and skills, and put them on course for success in school and in life.

If your child loves the visual or performing arts, we have schools that “fuse” the arts with their academic lessons.  If your child has a talent for languages, we have schools that offer Spanish and Chinese “immersion” programs where students speak those languages in many of their academic classes.  And although all of our district’s schools teach math and science, we have schools that specialize in those subjects.  No matter what you choose, all of our schools have teaching and learning programs aimed at successful high school graduation and beyond!

This section of our website will introduce students and their families to the wide menu of instructional options available across the Beaufort County School District.  And the best part is that it doesn’t matter where you live!  If you apply and qualify, you can attend a school choice program outside your regular attendance zone.

On this page are an overview of the school choice program, answers to frequently asked questions and a calendar with key dates for parents and students.  Your child's learning adventure begins right here! 

Two regional information fairs will give students and their parents opportunities to learn about the district’s choice programs and how to apply for them.  The first fair (6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, at Beaufort Middle School) will spotlight choice programs in northern Beaufort County.  The second fair (6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at H.E. McCracken Middle School) will feature choice programs in southern Beaufort County.  After the two regional fairs, individual schools will host their own meetings so students and parents can get more detailed on-site information about the choices they offer.

School choice applications will be posted to the district’s website on Thursday, Feb. 1, and must be turned in by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 28.  Paper copies of the application will be available in school offices.