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School Choice in Charleston County

Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition, CCSD offers several other dynamic choices, including specialized programs, magnets, and charter schools.

Learn more about the types of choice options within CCSD by exploring the links below, where you will find information about each school, including a link to the individual school website.

Application Submission Updates

CCSD families, the Choice Schools Application closed on January 24, 2016. Click here to access the site's parent dashboard.

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.

  • If you experience technical difficulties with the application, please proceed with submitting the application. You will be contacted by the review team if your application was submitted and additional information is required.
  • Our vendor has reported that the issue some families had with the upload feature has been corrected. Please go back to your application, upload your documents, and submit your application.

    If you continue to have trouble, please submit the required documents to the school to which you are applying by Wed., January 27, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The delivered documents should be clearly labeled as "School Choice Application Documents."
  • We encourage you to email us with any additional questions.

Important Dates

 

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

Our Choice Schools

For the 2016-2017 school year, CCSD charter schools (with the exception of Carolina Voyager Charter) will manage their own application processes. Please visit our Charter Schools page to learn more.

The schools included in the magnet/ choice options following this timeline include:

Countywide Admissions Criteria Magnet Schools

Countywide Magnet Schools

Constituent Magnet School

Partial Magnet Schools

Montessori Schools

Información Actual sobre la Entrega de Aplicaciones

Familias de CCSD, la Aplicación de Elección de Escuelas fue cerrada el 24 de Enero del 2016. Para acceder la página central de la entrega de aplicaciones seleccione aqui.

Tuvimos un volumen de aplicaciones inesperado con nuestro nuevo sistema a través de la página web, y agradecemos su paciencia mientras trabajábamos con las dificultades técnicas. Continuamos respondiendo a sus llamadas y correos electrónicos y nos comunicaremos con usted si tiene alguna pregunta o petición que sigue pendiente

  • Si ha tenido dificultades técnicas con la aplicación, por favor proceda a entregar la aplicación. Usted será contactado por el equipo de revisión si entrego su aplicación y información adicional es necesaria.
  • Nuestro vendedor ha reportado que el problema que algunas familias han tenido con la función de carga de documentos se ha corregido. Por favor regrese a su aplicación, incluya sus documentos, y entregue su aplicación.
  • Si continua teniendo problemas con el sistema, por favor entregue sus documentos a la escuela a la que ha aplicado, a más tardar el Miércoles, 27 de Enero del 2016 a las 3:00 p.m. Los documentos deben ser claramente marcados como “Documentos para Aplicación Elección de Escuelas/School Choice.”
  • Los animamos a que nos envíe un correo electrónico a SchoolChoiceHelp@charleston.k12.sc.us con preguntas adicionales.

Fechas Importantes

 

6 de Enero hasta el 24 de Enero del 2016 Aplicaciones disponibles a través de la página web
9 de Enero del 2016 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Feria Choice en la Escuela Secundaria West Ashley
25 de Enero del 2016 - 20 de Febrero del 2016 Loterías, audiciones, exámenes, muestra de escritura (AMHS), entrega de documentos necesario
22 - 27 de Febrero del 2016 Notificación de aceptación
29 de Febrero - 11 de Marzo del 2016 Padres deben confirmar la aceptación
A más tardar el 1ro de Agosto del 2016 Verificación de Residencia debe ser entregada

Para el año escolar 2016-2017, las escuela charter de CCSD (con la exepción de Carolina Voyager), se encargará de su propio proceso de aplicación. Para aprender más sobre las escuelas charter, por favor visite nuestra página "En Español" al final de está página. Luego escoja Programa Choice

Military Families

Additional choice options are available for active duty military families enrolling their children in CCSD schools.

Links for Families Exploring School Choice

  • Access the District's School Look-Up Tool
    This tool allows users to type in a home address and determine the assigned neighborhood schools and magnet options.

  • Registration Information
    Learn what documents and steps are required to register a child for a CCSD school.
  • Voluntary Transfer Information
    One additional option for school choice is to apply for voluntary transfer to another neighborhood school. Families may apply to transfer a student to a non-magnet, non-ESEA school on a space available basis. (No transportation provided.)

Contact Us

ChoiceSchoolHelp@charleston.k12.sc.us
(843) 937-6406