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Charleston County School of the Arts

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Principal: Dr. Shannon Cook
Address: 5109-B West Enterprise Street
City & Zipcode: North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 529-4990
Fax: (843) 529-4991
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Charleston County School of the Arts' mission is to empower students to maximize their potential through the integration of comprehensive arts and academic programs in order to instill a life-long passion for excellence.

General Information

  • Grades: 6th - 12th
  • Type of School: Countywide Magnet
  • Enrollment: 1112
  • Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Application Information

CCSD families, the Choice Schools Application closed on January 24, 2016. To access the site's parent dashboard, please visit the CCSD Smart Choice website and click on "login" or enter your login information in the "Already Applied?" box.
We had an unprecedented volume of applicants with our new online system, and we appreciated your patience as we worked through technical difficulties. We continue to respond to emails and voicemails and you will be contacted if you have a question or request that is still pending. We encourage you to email us with any additional questions.

Important Dates:

  • January 6 - January 24, 2016 - Online applications available
  • January 9, 2016 - Choice Fair at West Ashley High School, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • January 25 - February 20, 2016 - Lotteries, auditions, testing, writing sample (AMHS), required documents submitted
  • February 22 - 27, 2016 - Notification of acceptance
  • February 29 - March 11, 2016 - Parents confirm acceptance
  • By August 1, 2016 - Residency confirmations must be submitted

Learn more about School Choice at CCSD

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