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Unread 02-10-2009, 06:29 AM
 
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Post Bishop England High School

Hi, will be relocating hopefully soon to Mt. Pleasant, any thoughts on Bishop England High School.....
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Unread 02-10-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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I went there. It's a good school.

The only real problem is that there is a good number of students there who come from families with money and they tend to be a bit on the snobby side-it's not a reason to stay away from the school but it's something your kids might have to put up with if you aren't as well off as some of the other families.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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Techgeek...thanks for your feedback. Do many of the students come from Mt. Pleasant or Daniel Island? Do they generally go on to good colleges? What about school life....do you enjoy extra-curricular activities?
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Unread 02-10-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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My husband went there. The students come from all over the area. My husband lived on Isle Of palms and his nephews live on Sullivans Island and they go there. Actually when my husband went to BE it was downtown. The new campus is very nice. They offer all the athletics that public schools offer.

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Unread 02-10-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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It's nice to know that students come from all over...better chance to meet people!! The campus must be nice being on Daniel Island...I wonder how traffice is getting there from Mt. Pleasant.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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Students come from all over Charleston. I knew a girl who lived in McClellenville (halfway up 17 between Mt. Pleasant and Georgetown). There are a lot from Mt. Pleasant as well.

As far as colleges some do some don't. Those that don't go to good colleges do so because they didn't work in high school (same as any school I guess) BE does it's best to prepare students for college. Some people even try to claim it's a feeder school for Notre Dame (I'm not making that up-a coach once told me that).

Extra curricular activities weren't my thing. I did do drama club for 2 1/2 years though. There are several sports teams if your kids are athletic they can play anything from football to golf. There's a debate team, French club, Spanish club, Science club, Student Council (though they never did much when I was there in the late 90's), the list goes on but you get the idea.

Overall school life wasn't bad. Almost everyone was able to find friends. Out of 200 kids in my class there was only one who ate lunch alone everyday and everyone started being nice to him after the Columbine thing (I kind of wish I was making that up).

They do their best to get you involved in something while you're there.

Don't know if any of them are still there but some of my favorite teachers were Mr. Provost (Religion), Mrs. Bull (Western Civ/Psychology), Coach Pace (Business), Mr. Kniffin (Computer Science), Mr. Allen (Spanish) and Mrs. Horton (English-even though I almost failed her class senior year).

She wasn't teaching there at the time but I know Ms. Curran from Jr High and she is an amazing teacher. She used to be a nun and I think Vice Principle at BE back in the 80's and now she teaches religion.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Not sure, but I know my SIL drives them and picks them up everyday from SI. If you live in the Northern(?) part of Mount Pleasant ..Dunes West, Park West, Rivertowne, etc it should be easy off of Clements Ferry.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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Thanks for all the input..I appreciate it. I think you are right....high school it what you make of it, just like anything. Sounds like you had a good experience there.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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It's easy to get to. Just take 526 to the Daniel Island exit and go to the traffic light at Seven Farms and (I think) you turn left. Traffic shouldn't be too terrible going out that way in the morning.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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Great, thanks! Now just have to get down there.....
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