BSCS holds accreditation from AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) in compliance with The Diocese of Charleston and affiliated with the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). All classes are taught by certified teachers, many of whom also have higher educational degrees. Our curriculum is based upon the current program guidelines established by the Diocese of Charleston, and meets or exceeds the South Carolina Department of Education standards.
Additionally, two of our special area teachers have specialty certifications in American Orff (music) and in Archery (PE) and Action-Based Learning (ABL).
The curriculum and standards are approved by The Diocese of Charleston, and the curriculum is listed on their website (http://sccatholic.org/curriculum). The curriculum guidelines are based upon National Educational Association standards and satisfy the requirements of the State of South Carolina. BSCS adheres specifically, but may not be limited, to the following South Carolina Department of Education policies: minimum age for admission to school, number of teaching hours required for each subject, number of in-school days, number of allowed absences, and compliance to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) immunization requirements.
BSCS employs numerous methods to ensure that your child's spiritual and educational needs are met. This includes advanced technology and differentiated learning plans. We strive to meet the child's specific needs and develop a learning plan that will ensure your child is encouraged and challenged to excel and succeed.
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten curriulum recognizes the developmental needs. This may include readiness skills in religion, math, reading (including phonics), language arts (including handwriting), social studies, along with exploration of art, music, physical education, library, Spanish. The 1st through 8th grades study: religion, math, English, reading (Grades 1-4), literature (Grades 5-8), spelling and phonics (Grades 1-3), handwriting (Grades 1-5), science, social studies (Grades 1-6), American history (Grades 7, 8), SC history (Grades 3, 8), Pre-Algebra (Grade 7), Pre-Algebra II (Grade 8) and special areas of art, computer, library, music, physical education, and Spanish. STEM is incorporated through subject areas in K5-8th grades. High school Algebra I and Spanish I are options for qualifying 8th graders.
To enhance the curriculum, 1st through the 4th grades have access to iPads. The 5th through 8th grades have assigned iPads or Chromebooks. All classes are equipped with SmartBoards and several classes have interactive flat panel Smart TVs.