Star Academy is a dropout prevention and acceleration program for Berkeley County 8th grade students who are over-age for their academic year, and eligible students must receive a recommendation from their school principal. Star Academy is a school-within-a-school program on the Berkeley High School campus, and students take accelerated courses while receiving tutoring and participating in real-world learning experiences. Star Academy allows students to catch up to their peers academically and puts them back on schedule to graduate on time.
Berkeley Center for the Arts
Berkeley Center for the Arts (BCA) is Berkeley County School District’s high school level fine arts magnet program. BCA is open to all rising 9th grade students in Berkeley County School District, and 10th grade students are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Sophomore students must be selected by their teacher and approved by the program director and guidance counselor. Students gifted in drama, visual arts, creative writing, dance, voice, strings, or winds & percussion are encouraged to apply. BCA creates a community of artists who support and encourage each other to take artistic risks and strive to reach their fullest potential.
Scholars Academy is Berkeley County School District’s International Baccalaureate program. The program is a school-within-a-school option and is housed on the Berkeley High School campus. Scholars Academy is open rising 9th graders in Berkeley County who are looking for an academically rigorous and challenging learning environment. Students in the academy take a global perspective and learn in a setting that nurtures inquisitiveness, open communication, and reflection.
Marrington Middle School of the Arts is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for Berkeley County students in grades 6-8, who meet one of five eligibility requirements (more information below). Marrington Middle students experience the arts as an essential component of the curriculum, providing them with a variety of traditional and non-traditional learning experiences. Students may participate in a variety of arts and citizenship activities and clubs, such as the Middle School Mock Trial Program, the Renaissance leadership program, and the Creative Writing Club.
Additional Innovative Programs
Berkeley County School District (BCSD) offers families a variety of specialized environments, each designed to accelerate learning while fostering students’ specific
interests, talents, and needs.
Head Start: Offered at 9 in-county sites Click HERE for more information. The phone number for the Head Start office is 834-820-3497.
Pre-School Programs for Children with Disabilities Admission: Children with diagnosed disabilities; Click HERE for more information, Phone: 843-899-8890
Child Development Education Programs: Offered at 16 Berkeley County sites; Admission: 4-years-old, application, eligibility guidelines; Click HERE for more information or contact your neighborhood elementary school for nearest program & application process.
Preschool & Elementary Montessori Program: Offered at Whitesville Elementary; Admission: 3, 4, 5 years old to Grade 2, students zoned for Whitesville Elementary may apply; Click HERE for more information, Phone: 843-899-8880
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