You will find amazing things happening on the Bishop England campus year round.  Our students, faculty members, and staff set goals and achieve those goals over and over again.  Allow us to share with you some of our accomplishments and recognitions from past months.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Betsy McMillan who was named “Teacher of the Year” for the 2016-17 school year. Mrs. McMillan teaches AP US History, Economics and US Government. She is a master teacher who displays a scholarly, yet thoroughly enjoyable, approach to every subject she teaches. She goes out of her way to get to know her students and has a rapport with them that endears her to every student she meets. Mrs. McMillan has a genuine love of learning, and she imparts that gift to her students.

Jasmine Adams

The 1st place Motley Rice Regional Business Plan Competition went to Jasmine Adams for her business plan for Smudgies- a quick, clean, convenient way to undo makeup mishaps and get on with your day. Jasmine won $1,000 dollars to help fund her business. All regional finalists competed at the state level on June 17th, and Jasmine earned second place honors for the state competition.

Jasmine Adams wins at the national level in October 2017.

NEW YORK, NY — YEScarolina sent two Charleston student entrepreneurs to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, sponsored by the Citi Foundation, in New York City this week.

Colin Posnanski, student at Wando High School and 1st place winner of the Mark E. Motley Foundation State Business Plan Competition, presented his plan for his business, BandzTogether. Jasmine Adams, a recent Bishop England High School graduate, also competed and took home the top honor for her business, Smudgies. The Top 3 finalists shared a prize pool of $35,000, of which Adams received $10,000 to support and advance her growing brand.

This year, over 17,000 students from across the nation created and pitched business plans in their classrooms, with 41 of the best and brightest advancing to this final competition. YEScarolina has sponsored South Carolina’s student entrepreneurs at this national competition since 2012. This is the first time a YEScarolina student has taken first place in the nation’s top competition for student entrepreneurs.

Jasmine Adams is a 2017 graduate of Bishop England High School on Daniel Island, SC. In June of this year, she placed 2nd for her presentation of her business plan for Smudgies in the Mark E. Motley Foundation State Business Plan Competition, hosted by YEScarolina. Smudgies are reusable fabric cloths that can remove makeup without the addition of water. Jasmine says the goal of her business is “to revolutionize the makeup industry by turning makeup application and removal into a more convenient process.”

Testing Results
  • Last year 92% of our students who took Advanced Placement exams scored 3 or better on 280 tests and were therefore eligible to receive college credit at most colleges. We offer 13 AP classes:  Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Environmental Science, Statistics, English Literature, English Language, Spanish, French, Studio Art, United States History, Psychology and United States Government.
  • Each year more of our students take the ACT for college admissions, and our average scores are across all three levels of study:  Honors/AP, Academic I and Academic II:  English: national-20.3, SC-17.5 and BE-25.2; Mathematics: national-20.7, SC-18.6 and BE-23.6; Reading:  national-21.4, SC-19.1 and BE-25.2; Science:  national-21.0, SC-18.9 and BE-24.3; Composite:  national-21.0, SC-18.7 and BE-24.7.
Class of 2017
  • The class of 2017 was offered just over eight million dollars in academic and athletic scholarships which does not include the education lottery money from our state.  Twenty students were named Palmetto Fellow Scholars.
  • We honored three students in the Class of 2017 as National Merit Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition, and another three members in the Class of 2017 were named National Merit Commended Students.