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School Choice in Charleston County

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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.

Important Dates

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) School Choice Application process for the 2017-2018 school year will open January 19, 2017.

The timeline below inlcudes the dates, deadlines, and events related to this annual application process.

Important Dates:

  • January 19 - February 19, 2017 - Online applications available
  • January 21, 2017 - Choice Fair at West Ashley High School, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • February 20 - March 24, 2017 - Lotteries, auditions, testing, writing sample (AMHS), required documents submitted
  • March 24 - March 28, 2017 - Notification of acceptance
  • March 24 - April 9, 2017 - Parents confirm acceptance
  • By August 1, 2017 - Residency address confirmations must be received

Application Submission Updates

To learn more about one of these schools, please see the "Our Choice Schools" section below.

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.

Our Choice Schools

Countywide Admissions Criteria Magnet Schools

Countywide Magnet Schools

Constituent Magnet School

Partial Magnet Schools

Montessori Schools

Información Actual sobre la Entrega de Aplicaciones

Para conocer más sobre una de estas escuelas favor de ver la sección de "Nuestras Escuelas" en la sección de la página en Español.

Aplicaciones que sean enviadas por primera vez o aquellas que sean para añadir otra opción debe acceder a la Guía de Referencia para Padres para obtener todos los detalles e instrucciones.

Para acceder a la página de internet para padres, favor de visitar la página web del CCSD Smart Choice y seleccionar "login" o entrar su información de acceso si ya ha aplicado en el encasillado de "Already Applied".

Fechas Importantes

  • Las opción escolar School Choice indicará pronto las fechas límites para las nuevas aplicaciones para el año escolar 2017-2018.

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.
  • Student Transfer Information
    One additional option for school choice is to apply for student 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

School Choice Office
(843) 937-6406