Do you have Questions?

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Currently, BPA serves K5-7th grade. The school will strive to add an additional grade level through 8th grade annually.

Neither.  BPA is a free public charter school.

There is no tuition for Belton Preparatory Academy.  BPA is a free public charter school.

Anyone in the state of South Carolina can attend free. There are no attendance boundaries. Students do not have to reside in Anderson School District #2 to enroll.  By law, charter schools can never have selective admissions.  If, however, more students apply than there are seats available, a lottery is held to determine who is admitted.

Applications are accepted each year beginning November 1st through February 1st.  Any applications received after February 1st will be added to the waiting list (or enrollment list if openings remain) in the order in which they are received. The online application may be accessed at www.beltonprep.us/admissions/

School hours are 8:00am – 2:45pm.  Students may be dropped off at 7:30 am.

There is no afterschool program available.

No.  Parents/Guardians must arrange student transportation to and from school.

No. Students must bring their own lunch.

Yes, we are an uniform school. Please see Dress Code.

BPA uses Core Knowledge Language Arts and Eureka Math.

We believe in a work/life balance for our students. Homework is not required. We encourage time spent reading alone or with an adult each night, which should include an additional 10 minutes at a minimum.

At the middle school level, students are encouraged to study their notes, vocabulary, and study guides each night. Students are encouraged to read each night and review previous and current math skills.

BPA is equipped with quality technological devices including Interactive Smartboards in each classroom and Chromebooks for each student. BPA believes that children learn best from classroom teachers, who at times use technology to support their instruction.

Charter schools are a part of the South Carolina Department of Education’s school choice initiative. The purpose of charter schools is to create new, innovative, and more flexible ways of educating children within the public school system. Because they are public schools, charter schools are open to all children, do not charge tuition, and have no special entrance requirements.

BPA’s educational focus is entrepreneurial, which emphasizes the development of leadership qualities and learning behaviors such as taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, working to recover from a mistake, giving and receiving feedback, asking questions, collaborating with peers, setting goals, planning with a purpose, and tracking personal progress.

Public charter schools are highly regulated by a statewide charter district. BPA is sponsored by the Charter Institute at Erskine. Unlike traditional schools, a local school district’s Board of Education, a state-wide charter district’s Board of Education, or the SCDE’s Board of Education may close a public charter school that is failing students academically or found to be fiscally unsound.

Yes. Charter school students are mandated to take all state assessments.  Testing data is used to measure academic success and progress.