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For additional information about a specific school program option, please contact the school directly. Click here for links to each of the Beaufort County School websites.
School Capacity Guidelines are defined in Beaufort County School District’s Board Policies, Administrative Rules and Procedures under Administration Rule SS-3, Assignment of Students to Schools (XI A-E).
Schools at their Defined Capacity
Applications for schools will be subject to each school’s defined capacity. Some schools are currently at or over their capacity and may have limited or no availability for Programmatic Choice transfers. If capacity becomes available at these schools and the number of applicants exceeds the availability, a lottery will be utilized. Factors such as the school’s forecasted grade level size and program enrollment, as well as individual applicant’s attendance, academics, and discipline records may be used in determining eligibility.
These schools are marked with “(* School at Capacity)” appearing next to the school name in the selection process.
Schools currently at capacity:
Schools Nearing their Defined Capacity
Applications for schools will be subject to each school’s defined capacity. Some schools are currently nearing their capacity and may have limited availability for Programmatic Choice transfers. If the number of applicants exceeds the availability a lottery will be utilized. Factors such as the school’s forecasted grade level size and program enrollment, as well as individual applicant’s attendance, academics, and discipline records may be used in determining eligibility.
These schools are marked with “(** School Near Capacity)” appearing next to the school name in the selection process.
Schools currently near capacity:
Indicate the choice program you would like to apply for. If the application is approved, students must remain active in the school’s choice program throughout their enrollment at that school. If a student does not remain active in the program at any point, they will be required to return to their zoned school immediately. Although a school may not be at or near its enrollment capacity, some of the Programmatic Choices within the schools may have prerequisites, screenings, or limitations on the number of seats available for the program.
The Acceleration Academy engages students with multiple learning pathways that include opportunities to earn college credits while still in high school, as well as opportunities to earn national career-related certifications in high-paying careers. The Academy features partnerships with local colleges, businesses and the armed forces; extracurricular clubs that reinforce academics; and access to cutting-edge technology and highly trained staff.
Advanced Math, Engineering and Science Academy (AMES) is a program for gifted and high-achieving students. The program is based on rigorous math and science foundational skills taught through the use of science and engineering projects. The AMES learning environment is designed to actively engage students in exploration, discovery, experimentation and mastery of standards. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are engaged in higher levels of thought through application of knowledge to real-world problems, class discussion and the use of exciting resources.
SPECIAL NOTE: AMES at Beaufort Elementary School is a qualifying program and requires additional information for consideration for the program. Please answer the questions below and contact the school directly if you have further questions.
Animation, Creation and Design places an emphasis on curriculum that encourages hands-on engagement, problem solving and the use of technology for research,collaboration and project presentation. Students will learn coding through WeDO robotics, LEGO robotics, app creation and web page design. The program includes a gaming component, which will allow students to create, design and utilize games to explore content. The Animation Arts component will include 2D, 3D and stop motion animation and continue to teach curriculum through the use of animation. Examples of student work creation will include the use of mobile computing devices to create an onsite studio for movies and other media creations.
Arts Infused or arts integration programs focus on providing extensive opportunities for all students to learn through creative instructional approaches and to express themselves creatively in the arts. The arts curriculum provides students with a creative learning environment that includes performances, exhibitions of artwork and special performing groups. Students will have many opportunities to build community relationships and to participate in a quality, comprehensive arts education that includes dance, music, theatre, visual arts and creative writing.
Classical Studies Programs are offered at the middle or high school levels and offer a college preparatory course of study with mandatory courses in English, world language, math, science, social studies and a school wide participation in world culture studies. There is an emphasis on academics with a focus on critical thinking, participation in Socratic seminars and web-based learning. A strong focus will be on the arts as well as the development of character, school pride, student leadership, personal accountability, structured discipline, along with civic responsibilities and community service.
Early College high schools are schools where students can earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit at the same time. Early College high schools increase exposure and access to post-secondary study while reducing or eliminating college costs as students prepare for the job market or further study. A strong component of the Early College model is partnerships with local colleges.
Dual-Language is a form of education in which students are taught literacy and content in two different languages during the school day. Chinese and Spanish dual-language programs are currently offered and designed to develop and implement sustainable, sequential, standards based continuum of second language instruction.
Those seeking choice for Hilton Head Island Elementary, please choose International Baccaluareate first.
International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged citizens of the world. The three IB programs for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The three programs span the years from kindergarten through high school and may be offered individually or as a continuum. Each program includes a curriculum and pedagogy, student assessment appropriate to the age range, professional development for teachers, and a process of school authorization and evaluation.
Learning Through Leadership schools provide a comprehensive learning model through student leadership development based on the Leader in Me, or similar approach. The Leader in Me program is a whole-school transformation model. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. Learning Through Leadership program goals include: fostering a student’s self-esteem, discipline, responsibility, confidence, and creativity. Students will learn to set and meet goals, effectively cooperate with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Montessori program philosophy has been linked to the teaching of critical thinking skills, developmentally appropriate instruction, multicultural curriculum, multi-sensory curriculum, integrated curriculum and cooperative learning. The Montessori method is based on a child’s natural desire to learn. Students actively learn within a prepared environment of attractive, carefully sequenced materials and engage in many independent tasks that they complete at their own pace. The Montessori program is organized into multi-aged classrooms that include the lower elementary for 1st through 3rd graders and the upper elementary that include 4th and 5th graders.
Project based schools provide an experimentally focused education using real-world problems to capture student interest and provoke serious thinking as the students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem-solving context. The teacher plays the role of facilitator, working with students to frame worthwhile questions, structuring meaningful tasks, coaching knowledge development, as well as thinking and social skills, and carefully assessing what students have learned from the experience. Typical projects present a problem to solve (What is the best way to reduce the pollution in the schoolyard pond?) or a phenomenon to investigate (What causes rain?).
In Project Based Education, the project is the source of the learning, not the culmination of it. Comprehensive Project-based Education:
Project Lead the Way and Gateway to Technology (PLTW/GTT) places an emphasis on curriculum that encourages hands-on engagement, problem solving and the use of technology for research, collaboration and project presentation. The high school courses (PLTW) are designed to prepare students to pursue a post-secondary education and careers in math, science, engineering, and technology. The middle school engineering program (GTT) features a project-based curriculum and program so that students may design and test their ideas with advanced modeling software. Students study mechanical and computer control systems, robotics and animation and explore the importance and how to reduce, conserve and produce energy.
The JROTC program goals are to instill in high school students the values of citizenship, self-discipline, and leadership skills. JROTC provide elective credits and open to any high school student who has an interest. There is no military obligation to participate in JROTC.
Each year applications for transfer will be subject to Board of Education Policy. Once approved for a program, the student may remain enrolled until the student completes the grades offered at that school. Transfer requests are granted based on criteria and space availability (may be suject to lottery assignment); therefore, parents should carefully consider the potential effect on the family if their children attend schools in more than one attendance area. Approval of the transfer request for a student does not guarantee that approval will be granted for his/her sibling neither for the same academic year nor for future academic years. Transfers will not be allowed for a student to participate in extra-curricular programs, sports or activities. Upon Administration’s request, records of excessive absences, tardiness, discipline problems, or academics may be grounds for non-approval, non- renewal, or immediate termination of the transfer. Parents must provide transportation to and from school.