BPLA…Ready for a Great Start to a Great Year! 

BPLA…Ready for a Great Start to a Great Year! 

Bettis Preparatory Leadership Academy (BPLA) is eager to begin another successful school year. The employees are excited about seeing returning students, meeting new students, and the students joining to start the first year of the newly established eight-grade level. Wesley Hightower, Chairman of the BPLA Board of Directors, stated, “On behalf of the board of directors, we look forward to seeing all of our students, and we welcome the rising 8th graders to BPLA. Our goal is to provide quality education in the safest and best learning environment. We will prepare you for your freshman year, and we challenge the rising 8th graders to be academic pacesetters for the 8th graders years to come.” 

Faculty and staff are in the buildings ensuring that the facility is ready for returning and new students. Teachers are creating a fun learning environment while ensuring that their classroom follows the recent DHEC recommendations for Covid-19.  

BPLA recently held Open House and a parent meeting to share information with parents such as BPLA’s goals and objectives, the registration/enrollment process, curriculum standards and goals, South Carolina & Benchmark Assessments, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental (DHEC) recommendations for Covid-19, and several other matters.  

During the meeting, the administration elaborated on BPLA’s 2021-2022 agenda to include the following Curriculum Focused essentials: 

  • Four core subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) interdisciplinary connections 
  • Goals, Objectives, and Assessment Plan 
  • 21st Century Student Outcomes (including leadership & character development) 
  • Structuring BPLA’s Programs (aligning with SC Standards) 
  • SC and Benchmark Assessments 

Administration will continue meeting with families to share information, provide guidance, and answer questions. For the parents who were unable to attend the open house and the parent meetings; BPLA has a Back to School 2021-2022 page posted on the district website, and information is also listed on the school’s Facebook page. The posted information includes the school supply list, the school calendar, afterschool information, and more. 

BPLA is a tuition-free STEM-focused public charter school; the first day of school for students is August 16th. For more information, visit the BPLA website: www.bettisprep.org or call 803-663-7266. 



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