Welcome Center for Multilingual Learners
Beaufort County School District dedicates its resources and energy to providing a quality education for all students. Students with a heritage or home language other than English have equal access to all district programs and services regardless of whether the family is a permanent resident, new to our country, or new to our district.
Our Welcome Center simplifies the identification of the appropriate academic instruction for English as a Second Language Learners according to the federal and state laws, the Beaufort County School Board policies, and the BCSD’s mission and vision.
The mission of the BCSD Welcome Center is to address the needs of culturally or linguistically diverse students and their families by providing them with equal access to effective participation in the educational programs offered by Beaufort County Schools.
The Welcome Center ensures that all students are given equal access to all educational services necessary to meet the academic success goals as quickly as possible. BCSD welcomes all student enrollment.
The following documents are needed for registration in a Beaufort County school:
The updated SC Department of Health and Environmental Control Immunization Form;
A birth certificate, or other proof of the student name and age; and,
Written proof of residency. (For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage).
Welcome Center Locations
Bluffton Welcome Center: 160 H. E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 843-694-1859 / 843-706-8579
Beaufort Welcome Center: 2900 Mink Point Blvd, Beaufort, SC 29902.
Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 843-322-0706 / 843-694-1859
Diana Dromsky, Multilingual Learner Program Director
Diana.Dromsky@beufort.k12.sc.us | 843-812-2801
Carina Padgett, District Lead Bilingual Liaison,
Carina.Padgett@beaufort.k12.sc.us | 843-441-7421
Melissa Garrastegui, Welcome Center Lead Bilingual Liaison
Melissa.Garrastegui@beaufort.k12.sc.us | 843-694-1859
Susan Romero, MLP Instructional Coach
Susan.Romero@ beaufort.k12.sc.us | 843-929-7053
Ashley Williams, MLP Instructional Coach
Ashley.Williams@beaufort.k12.sc.us | 843-986-8745
Pauline Torres, MLP Teacher Welcome Center
Pauline.Torres@beaufort.k12.sc.us | 843-986-8740
Vanessa Smallpage-Herrera, District Lead Bilingual Liaison
Vanessa.Smallpage-Herrera@beaufort.k12.sc.us | 843-941-9397