Septima P. Clark Academy

Meeting the unique challenges of nontraditional students in a nurturing environment everyday.

School News & Announcements

  • Corey McDonald, Principal
    Corey McDonald, Principal


    • Septima P. Clark Academy is an academic alternative program for high school students in the Charleston County School District.

    • Clark is designed for students who have fallen behind in their high school credits, or would like to graduate high school early. 

    • We offer small class sizes (15:1).

    • The sense of togetherness and shared purpose are important reasons why Clark Academy students are so successful.

    • Like our students, Clark Academy is filled with history and uniqueness.  Housed in the former W. Gresham Meggett School, which was the first high school built on James Island for Black students in 1953.  The school served its students until 1969 when W. Gresham Meggett School was closed as students were integrated into James Island High School. 

    • It's rich history has earned Clark Academy the classification of historic site on the James Island History Trail.  Years later, in 1994, a growing need for a vocational high school was seen by Charleston County School District and this historic school was renamed Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy.