Back to school: What's new in local districts?

Lowcountry Parent, August 2017

The new school year is fast approaching, and there's no doubt your to-do list is growing longer with each passing day. While you've been busy shopping for school supplies and clinging to every last second of summer fun in the Lowcountry, we checked in with school officials from each of the four local school districts to find out what's new for the upcoming year.

While most updates are unique to each district, three of the four districts have chosen to delay the first day of school due to the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Students in Berkeley, Dorchester Two and Dorchester Four should set their alarm clocks and be prepared to hit the ground running for the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Charleston County students begin the week prior, on Thursday, Aug. 17, but there's no school on eclipse day.

From school openings to new programs, here's everything else you need to know as you prepare to send your child off to school in the Lowcountry for the 2017-2018 school year. Read more...