Parents seeking to place their children in schools outside their attendance zones can find a transfer request application on the Beaufort County School District's website. Applications must be returned to the district by May 1.
Students anywhere in the district are eligible to apply for 12 schools that offer a special curriculum focus:
- Battery Creek High School -- Tri-Academies (information technology, engineering, military science/aviation, arts and humanities)
- Beaufort Elementary School -- Montessori; advanced mathematics, engineering and science
- Beaufort Middle School -- Fine arts infusion
- Hilton Head Island High -- International Baccalaureate
- Hilton Head Island Middle -- International Baccalaureate
- Hilton Head Island Elementary -- International Baccalaureate
- Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts -- Fine arts infusion
- Lady's Island Elementary School -- Fine arts infusion
- Lady's Island Middle School -- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Pritchardville Elementary -- Advanced mathematics, engineering and science
- Robert Smalls School -- Chinese
- St. Helena Elementary School -- Spanish language immersion
- Whale Branch Middle School -- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Whale Branch Early College High School -- Advanced college credit through the Technical College of the Lowcountry
Additional information on transfer requests is available on the district's website:www.beaufort.k12.sc.us
. Parents applying to the AMES or Montessori programs must fill out an additional application.
Beyond the 2014-15 school year, the district plans to further expand instructional choices for students and parents. More information on new choices for 2015-16 will be made public in the coming months, the district said in a news release.