Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School

School News & Announcements

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    Shawn Johnson, Executive Director


  • Dear CDA Families,

    Welcome to the new school year! I sincerely hope that you are doing well and ready for another successful year despite the fact that we are in the middle of a global health pandemic. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community.  Our desire is to start the school year with as much normalcy as possible. We have redesigned our school environment to allow teachers and students to re-engage in quality learning while also taking appropriate measures to ensure their health and safety. 

    Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School will continue to help all students develop the World Class Skills of the "Profile of the South Carolina Graduate" through an educational approach that encourages the four C's - critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. We understand the importance of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics for successful 21st-century learners.

    We will continue to create authentic learning experiences for students while developing the teamwork, creativity, communication, and critical-thinking skills vital to their success as 21st-century learners. We remain “An Intellect Construction Enterprise; Developing Minds, Building Character, Engineering Futures’ where excellence is a standard expectation and where standards are expected to be excellent. 

    Yours in education,
    Shawn Johnson