Click on the link below to complete the 2017 - 2018 STEP Referral and Application for Audition
(application deadline is 4 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2017)
Berkeley County's Gifted and Talented Arts Program is available to students of Berkeley County Public Schools between the 4th and 12th grade who have auditioned and are identified as gifted/talented in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Once identified, students may attend weekly after school classes at specific sites during the school year and a two week summer program. Sixth through eighth grade STEP students may also attend Marrington Middle School of the Arts.
Screening for STEP students will be held in January of this school year. Applications for auditions will be available in October. Applications must be received in the district by Monday November 17. Students identified are then eligible for the summer program and after school program the following year.
This edition of In the Loop, published and distributed by the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, provides a highlighted summary of actions taken by the Berkeley County Board of Education at its rescheduled meeting held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Click to see In the Loop and for links to supporting documentation.
Berkeley County School District (BCSD) Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram announced that Monday, October 16, 2017; Monday, March 19, 2018; and Friday, March 30, 2018 will serve as the make-up days for Friday, September 8, 2017; Monday, September 11, 2017; and Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
Berkeley County School District (BCSD) staff and students will return to school tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13. Schools and offices will operate on our regular schedule. School bus pick up will operate on a normal schedule and BCSD employees are to report at their regular time to receive students. The scheduled late-in for secondary schools has been canceled.
OneBerkeley Connects: Parent University Sessions
The goal of OneBerkeley Connects, a one-to-one digital learning initiative, is to support every student in their educational journey by providing them with a Chromebook Device to be used both at school and at home. Parents will need to attend an information session (Parent University- 1:1 Deployment) at their child's school to watch a short video about the initiative and review user agreement forms before students may begin taking home the assigned Chromebook device. Please contact your child's school to receive dates and times for upcoming Parent University opportunities.