Septima P. Clark Academy is an academic alternative program for high school students in the Charleston County School District. Designed for students who have fallen behind in their high school credits, or would like to graduate high school early. Clark offers small class sizes (15:1 student to teacher ratio) and the individual attention that many students need to succeed in high school. In addition to core academic classes in Math, English, Social Studies and Science, Clark Academy offers a limited number of electives and dual college courses. The sense of togetherness and shared purpose are important reasons why Clark Academy students are so successful.