2023-2024 New Student Registration
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If your child is currently enrolled in a Berkeley County School (not including Head Start Program), and NOT transferring to another school, you do not need to re-register as a new student.
New Student Registration does NOT include students moving from primary to elementary, elementary to middle or middle to high school.
If your child is returning to the same school, he/she does not need to be registered as a New Student. There will be a Returning Student Update sent through your Parent Portal during the summer for returning students.
If your child is currently enrolled in CERDEP in the district, they should not register as a New Student unless he/she is transferring to a different school.
Who is a New Student
Students who are New to BCSD
Students who previously attended BCSD but are returning to BCSD after a separation (withdrawal) from the district.
Students who are qualified to enroll in Pre-K4 (CERDEP/Child Development)
Students who are enrolling in Kindergarten for the first time (not previously in PK in BCSD)
Moving from one school to another (change of address)
It would also be helpful to have the following information on hand during the registration process:
Your child's previous school's address, phone number, and fax number, if applicable.
Two additional contacts in the event that the school cannot reach the parents.
Physician and Dentist name and phone number.
Medicaid Number, if applicable.
Active Duty Military
Active duty military families with current active duty orders to Joint Base Charleston residing anywhere in Berkeley County can choose to have their child attend Marrington Elementary and Marrington Middle School of the Arts, regardless of where their child is zoned. These schools are located on the base of Naval Weapon Station, Joint Base Charleston. For more information call:
To Get Started:
Click on the registration link below in the appropriate language
Create an account with a valid email address or cellphone number, if you have not already done so.
Follow the on-screen instructions through the registration process for your student.
Review all the information before submitting. (Changes after submission can only be made at the school).
If you have additional students to register, you will be prompted after completion of the initial record. You may choose to copy nonspecific student information to be carried over to the new student record.
Upon successful completion of your student’s registration, you will have the opportunity to print the completed registration form.
PLEASE NOTE: Your child will NOT be officially enrolled until the entire registration process is completed and all required documentation is received by the school (uploaded or delivered). To learn more about the required documentation, view all Enrollment Requirements for Berkeley County School District.
Those without the ability to register online will need to contact the school to arrange a date and time to register in person.
If you have any issues with the registration process, please click “Contact Us” from any page for help documentation, reach us via the online ticket system, chat (bottom corner of web browser) or call support at (866) 752-6850. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available for troubleshooting.
HEAD START REGISTRATION: Visit the Head Start webpage for more information on the Head Start registration process.
Student Meal Information:
Berkeley County School District Child Nutrition Services provides nutritious breakfast and lunch meals at all district schools. ALL students are set up with a meal account to charge on when needed. New students are on a paid status until an APPROVED free or reduced meal application has been completed. Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the 2023 – 2024 school year will be available online July 1, 2023. We encourage all Berkeley County families to apply for these benefits (including families on SNAP, TANIF, or MEDICAID). The free/reduced priced meal program affects a variety of areas unrelated to school meals, including school funding, internet access, college application fees, SAT/ACT fees, AP testing and more. Students that will be attending the following schools do not have to apply for free and reduced meal applications: College Park Elementary, College Park Middle, Cainhoy Elementary, Timberland High School, H.E. Bonner Elementary, Macedonia Middle, St. Stephen Elementary, St. Stephen Middle School, J.K. Gourdin Elementary, Cross Elementary, and Cross High School. If you have multiple students in the district and one attends the school above, you will still need to complete an application for those students that do not attend that school. Any questions regarding free or reduced applications can contact 843-899-5054. Parents/ guardians are responsible for all charges made by their students.
Berkeley County Child Nutrition Services are able to accommodate an array of food allergies and dietary restrictions. If you need more information regarding these accommodations, please contact our office at 843-899-8775 to schedule a meeting for menu planning and to obtain the proper paperwork.