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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, August 13, 2021) – Berkeley County joined with state and local leaders, school officials and community members to celebrate the grand opening of Berkeley Preparatory Academy during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the campus on Thursday, August 12. Berkeley Preparatory Academy is located at 122 Bee Tree Boulevard in Summerville.

Governor Henry McMaster served as the event’s guest speaker, along with Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb; Dr. William Roach, Berkeley Preparatory Academy Principal; Dr. Dr. Stewart Weinberg, President of the Berkeley Charter Education Association; and Mr. Jon Hage, CEO of Charter Schools USA. Mr. Cameron Runyan, Superintendent of the Charter Institute at Erskine, was also in attendance.

Berkeley Preparatory School is a K-6 tuition-free, public charter school authorized by the Charter Institute at Erskine. There are currently 615 students enrolled in the school. First day of classes will be Monday, August 16.

“I am so excited to start this inaugural year with all of you! We are literally setting history for BPA with everything we do. Everything this year will be a first for BPA and each of you has the privilege to be a part of that. We have assembled a phenomenal staff that is dedicated to helping each of our student’s growth physically, mentally, social/emotionally, and academically. -Berkeley Preparatory Academy Principal Dr. William Roach

Congratulations to all involved for helping to make this happen. This project will help significantly in an area of the County where classroom space is a premium. Berkeley Preparatory Academy is a shining example of different entities working together to positively impact the quality of life for our residents. -Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb

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-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-

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