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For students affected by pandemic

“We recognized that while our schools performed miracles through the pandemic, that even with our best efforts some of our children will find themselves behind grade level. This is our response”, said Sandra Leatherwood, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Charleston.

  • The Catholic Diocese of Charleston has signed an agreement with the National Summer School Institute to provide summer school to Catholic school students in the 28 Catholic elementary schools across the state.
  • Extra classes in mathematics and English Language Arts will have master teachers and help to bring students up to speed due to the pandemic.
  • Classes will be online.
  • Students will also be able to enter their respective schools where local teaching professionals are available to answer questions, provide direct assistance, and give one-on-one instruction if necessary.
  • Eligible students are rising fourth- to ninth-graders.
  • Classes will be held on weekdays from June 29 to July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“We know that many of our hardworking parents struggled to manage the pandemic, their career, and the work required for each of their children. We serve many low-income families that had a particularly difficult spring season. We want to be present to them, now and in the future.” —Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone

Participating schools

Lowcountry schools are going together on the initiative. They are:

St. Gregory the Great, Bluffton

St. Francis, Hilton Head Island

St. Peter, Beautfort

John Paul II, Ridgeland

For Summer 2020, classes will be held at St. Gregory:
38 St. Gregory Drive
Bluffton, SC 29909