Our school is helping all students develop the World Class Skills of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by setting high, realistic expectations so that all students reach their maximum potential in an environment conducive to learning. We value the connections built through the pillars of home, school, and the community. We believe that all students can learn if provided the right tools, self-confidence, and the right academic and behavioral supports. When students have the aforementioned accessible, they will develop world class knowledge and skills in life and possess career characteristics of the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate. Our belief system supports our mission~ To reach and teach the whole child at The Ferry!
Our faculty is dedicated to continuous improvement in order to learn and implement best practices for preparing students to have the needed skills for the 21st Century. As results of data analysis and professional development, teachers are able to develop plans and tailor instruction to best meet students’ needs. A variety of instructional strategies are used to enhance student achievement by means of increasing student engagement and differentiating instruction. Multiple opportunities for student growth include: individual/small/whole group instruction, flexible grouping, and leadership opportunities.
The classroom learning is extended through our arts and technology opportunities where the students are allowed to express their talents and skills. Students are afforded the opportunity to become involved in BFE Marching Band, technology and Performing Arts productions. All clubs are designed to allow students to develop personal interests, responsibility, and social skills necessary help them throughout their school career and life. Character education is a very important part of our school as well. Opportunities to develop strong character and leadership skills include participation in the Student Leadership Team, mentoring groups, First Tee, monthly character education lessons, and school programs and events.
As a proud part of this community, we have a rich heritage for excellence in academics, arts, and community involvement. Our community plays an active and supportive role in our student’s success. Our School Improvement Council (SIC), Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and volunteers continue to provide support in the quest for excellence at our school. We recognize that building relationships and immersing ourselves into our school community assists in building an important bridge between home, school, and community. We share in many school community events including parenting workshops, curriculum nights, holiday programs, and other activities.
“The Ferry” is truly a special place. As we move forward, we will remain committed to the success of all students. As always, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT THE FERRY!
Ms. Tawanna N. Grant, Principal
Ms. Reanna Cohens, SIC Chairperson