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BSCD TIDES, NEW Dual Enrollment Partnership

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NEW Dual Enrollment Partnership, BCSD TIDES!!!!Beaufort County School District (BCSD) and Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) are entering into an expanded academic partnership to increase learning opportunities for students within Beaufort County School District.

This new dual enrollment partnership will enable qualified BCSD rising ninth grade students to enroll in a full-time dual enrollment cohort at TCL’s New River Campus or Beaufort Mather Campus. Each cohort will consist of a minimum of 20 students who will experience college-level degree seeking courses as high school students, taught by TCL instructors.

Student eligibility is based on the following:

·         Enrolled in BCSD

·         Must be a legal U.S. citizen or legal resident

·         Must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 unweighted scale)

·         Additional criteria as determined by TCL Admissions and BCSD

These new dual enrollment cohorts will be identified as the BCSD Tides to reflect the deepened partnership between BCSD and TCL in providing cohort students with additional academic, workforce and economic opportunities. Recognizing the need of early high school student engagement through rigorous face-to-face instruction that meets the South Carolina requirements for a high school diploma, cohort students will be afforded avenues to college certification programs and degrees.

The first cohorts of ninth-grade students will choose an Associate Degree Pathway and earn a second potential degree.

BCSD Tides freshmen will declare one of two University Transfer Pathways as their “MAJOR”

·         Associate of Arts: University Transfer Pathway

·         Associate of Science: University Transfer Pathway

As the BCSD Tides cohorts progress to junior and senior high school status, students can take advantage of additional options to earn an Associate Degree in one of the following “MINORS”:

·         Associate of Applied Science/Computer Technology-Programming

·         Associate of Applied Science/Computer Technology-Networking

·         Associate of Applied Science/Cybersecurity

·         Associate of Applied Science/Business Administration

·         Associate of Science/Allied Health Science - Medical Assisting

·         Associate of Science/ Allied Health Science – Entrepreneurship/Small Business Certificate

For a more in depth look at the pathway options, Early College Pathways.

Take a look at the Comparison of the BCSD Tides and the Early College Program.

BCSD Tides’ extended dual enrollment model is the cumulative result of both learning institutions’ commitment to elevating student learning experiences through transformative technology and exceptional teaching. A major provider of post-secondary education and workforce training for our region, TCL’s state-of-the-art technology, business, and health studies programming is aligned with BCSD’s commitment to provide graduates with post-secondary opportunities. For more information, please contact:

Giovanni Glover
WBECHS & TCL Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Office: 843-466-2771    Remote: 980-292-2911