Reopening Plan: A look at the "cohort model"



This week all of you received an outline of the reopening plan for our school. I am sure many of you looked at the "cohort" model for the high school and had some questions about how it would work for your child. As a school, we desire to have students back on campus in a five-day-a-week capacity, while also adhering to guidelines set forth by DHEC, CDC, The American Academy of Pediatrics, SCISA, and our local government. Taking all of this into account, we feet it is best to start the school year using the cohort model on our James Island Campus. 


We are working to divide our high school students into 3-4 distinct "cohorts" per grade level. To the best extent possible, each cohort will split along the College Prep, Honors, and Advanced Placement level. Using this model allows students to attend class with their cohort all day, but it also keeps students from gathering in large groups. In the event, there is a positive test for COVID within a cohort; this would allow for easier tracing on campus and help us avoid a campus-wide shutdown if at all possible. 


As we adopt this model to start the year, this will require some courses, primarily electives, to begin in an online capacity. As we work out those details and how it would look for your child, that information will be relayed to you. We do ask for your patience as we create your child's schedule for this upcoming year. Our high school faculty and staff are committed to providing an environment where your child will receive a top quality Christ-centered education. 


If you have any questions, please contact mccombsw@fbschool.org


Go Canes!


Will McCombs

High School Administrator