Application Process

The admissions process begins on the night of our Open House which is typically scheduled within the first week of November. That evening we have a full program with an activities fair, presentations from our administrators, an introduction of our departmental chairpersons, and an opportunity to attend several break-out sessions to look deeper into any one of our ten departments on campus.  Many students are available to greet and share their experiences with you, as well as, other faculty members contributing to the evening.  We offer campus tours the night of Open House and throughout the year and also allow applicants an opportunity to shadow a current student in order to receive a taste of life on the Bishop England campus.  Once the Open House has taken place, applicants may begin applying online for the following school year.

We expect all incoming ninth and tenth grade applicants to take our Placement Test given in January each year on our campus. We begin accepting registration for the test during November and December of the previous year. There is a cost for the testing, and results will be shared with the applicants and their families.  Once testing is complete and school records are forwarded to us, our placement committee begins the task of reviewing each file to determine acceptance and level of study.  Typically first pool acceptance letters are mailed near the end of February.

For those families who contact us after our testing date in January and begin the process a bit later than others, we create a second pool of applicants with their process continuing on into March.  After March, our admissions office handles applicants on a case by case basis before the start of the next school year.

If you are interested in beginning the process for admission, please click the appropriate tab below to read further.   If you have any questions at any time throughout the process, please ask.

9th Grade Applicants

To be enrolled, a student must be living with a custodial parent/guardian. To apply, the parent/guardian must…

  1.  Complete the online application by clicking on the button for the portal to the online application.  Be sure to click SUBMIT to send.
  2.  Complete the admissions testing at Bishop England High School; if testing dates have passed, please speak with the Director of Admissions.
  3.  Forward the following items to the Director of Admissions:
  • A recent photo of the applicant; can be sent digitally
  • If applicable, a copy of the latest psycho-educational testing to document a learning difference.
  • If applicable, a copy of any custody arrangements
  1.  Once the first semester for the current year is complete, request that the child’s current school send the following items to the Director of Admissions.  If you need the Director of Admissions to make a formal request at your child’s school, please forward the fax number/email address and to whom it needs to be addressed.

All of these items may be sent via regular mail, email attachment or by fax transmission. Each of the above processes must be completed before an application can be considered. Prospective ninth and tenth grade students are also required to take a Placement Test, administered each year in January. There is no fee for the admissions process. However, when you take the Placement Test, there will be a nonrefundable fee to take the test. Options to forward requested information are found below:

Admissions Office

Bishop England High School

363 Seven Farms Dr

Charleston, SC 29492

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scanned to admissions office

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faxed to 843.849.7849

 

Transfer Applicants

To be enrolled, a student must be living with a custodial parent/guardian. To apply, the parent/guardian must…

  1. Complete the online application by clicking on the button for the portal to the online application.  Be sure to click SUBMIT to send.
  2.  Complete the admissions testing at Bishop England High School is you are applying as sophomore; if dates have passed, please speak with the Director of Admissions.  Junior transfers will not need to test in the process.
  3. Forward the following items to the Director of Admissions:
  • A recent photo of the applicant; can be sent digitally
  • If applicable, a copy of the latest psycho-educational testing to document a learning difference.
  • If applicable, a copy of any custody arrangements

Once the first semester for the current year is complete, request that the child’s current school send the following items to the Director of Admissions.  If you need the Director of Admissions to make a formal request at your child’s school, please forward the fax number/email address and to whom it needs to be addressed.

  • An unofficial transcript from the current school which shows final scores, credits earned and work in progress
  • Completion of the BE Recommendation Form by teachers or school official:  TRANSFER STUDENT recommendation form
  • Standardized testing results for the past two to three years
  • A writing sample from the current year

All of these items may be sent via regular mail, email attachment or by fax transmission. Each of the above processes must be completed before an application can be considered. There is no fee for the admissions process. Options to forward requested information are found below:

Admissions Office

Bishop England High School

363 Seven Farms Dr

Charleston, SC 29492

OR

scanned to admissions office

OR

faxed to 843.849.7849

International Students

Bishop England High School enjoys a relationship with two specific companies who bring international students to our campus to enhance the educational experience for the international student, as well as, our own students.

Private School Program – Nacel Open Door works with students from South Korea and is the liaison between our high school’s admissions office and their South Korean partners. If you live in South Korea and are interested in attending Bishop England High School, the program director, Christine Parker, may answer your questions in applying to the program. You may reach her at this link. You may also apply at NACEL Open Door.

UCSE/Three W International​​​​​​​:  Bishop England High School partners with Three W International® to provide comprehensive international student enrollment management to students from China and Brazil. Together, we are able to provide unparalleled support and service to our international students, from general admissions to post-arrival and beyond. If you are an international student interested in applying to Bishop England from China or Brazil, please use the information below:

Brazilian Applicants Contact Information – Three W

Bishop England High School Chinese Brochure 16-17

Brazilian Applicants Contact Information – Three W

Bishop England High School Brochure for Brazilian Students