School Choice Headquarters

This section of our website introduces students and their families to the wide menu of instructional options available across the Beaufort County School District.  In addition to our school choice catalog, watch our video that briefly highlights our school choice options.

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 dual-language 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!

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 of your regular attendance zone.

All district schools maintain a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics focus, as well as a core includes the arts, world languages and technology. In a number of cases, schools’ enrollment capacities will determine their ability to offer school choice.


For questions, please contact the school directly.


Beaufort Elementary

(843) 322-2600

Bluffton Elementary

(843) 706-8500

Broad River Elementary

(843) 322-8400

Coosa Elementary

(843) 322-6100

Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center

(843) 689-0400

Hilton Head Island Elementary

(843) 342-4100

Hilton Head Island School for Creative Arts

(843) 342-4380

Lady's Island Elementary

(843) 322-2240

MC Riley Elementary

(843) 706-8300

Mossy Oaks Elementary

(843) 322-2900

Okatie Elementary

(843) 322-7700

Port Royal Elementary

(843) 322-0820

Pritchardville Elementary

(843) 707-0500

Red Cedar Elementary

(843) 707-0600

Shanklin Elementary

(843) 466-3400

St. Helena Elementary

(843) 838-0300

Whale Branch Elementary

(843) 466-1000


River Ridge Academy

(843) 836-4600

Robert Smalls International Academy

(843) 322-2500


Beaufort Middle

(843) 322-5700

Bluffton Middle

(843) 707-0700

HE McCracken Middle

(843) 706-8700

Hilton Head Middle

(843) 689-4500

Lady's Island Middle

(843) 322-3100

Whale Branch Middle

(843) 466-3000


Battery Creek High

(843) 322-5500

Beaufort High

(843) 322-2000

Bluffton High

(843) 706-8800

Hilton Head High

(843) 689-4800

May River High

(843) 836-4900

Whale Branch Early College High

(843) 466-2700