• Registration

  • 2020-2021 School Registration 

    NEW: Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open June 8, 2020*. Please check this registration page for updates. 

    Students who accept a magnet/charter school seat for the 2020-2021 school year or have an approved transfer, will need to register for the accepted school starting June 8, 2020. Once registration opens, log into the applications and registration portal to begin the process at http://choice.ccsdschools.com/site.php.  

    *Due to ongoing updates on social distancing restrictions, if school offices are not opened by June 8 to receive registration documents on-site, Parents should check their school’s website for the most updated school office schedule information and be prepared to follow safety protocols to complete on-site registration.

     

    2019-2020 School Registration

    Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will remain open until the last day of the school year. To register students new to the district during our current closure, please e-mail registration@charleston.k12.sc.us and someone from the Department of Student Information will contact you shortly.


    If you have questions concerning the online process, please contact the school for which you plan to register. If you do not know which school to contact or have general questions, contact the: 

    • Department of Student Information: 843-746-7469 or 843-746-7470
    • Elementary Learning Community: 843-937-6401
    • Middle and Secondary/Post-Secondary Learning Communities: 843-937-6513

     

    Registering Your Child for a CCSD School


    Out of County Residents/Students: Please be advised, pursuant to CCSD Policy JFAB - Nonresident Students, JFAB - R (its Administrative Rule), Policy DFG - Tuition Income, and State law, any student residing outside of Charleston County is required to own property in their name, with tax assessed value of $300.00 or more, within Charleston County, in order to retain a seat they may be offered. Out of county students, except for those specifically exempted, will be required to pay tuition to attend a CCSD school. Proof of property ownership by an out of county student is due to the Office of General Counsel.

    If a parent fails to provide verifiable proof that the student owns property within Charleston County by the Board approved deadline, the student will lose the seat they may have been offered as of the day after the deadline. There will be no recourse for reconsideration. The seat offered to an out of county student who fails to provide proof of property ownership will be offered to another student on the waiting list.

    The Board approved deadline will be posted upon receipt.

     

    New Students


    To register your child for a CCSD school:

    1. Gather the following documents required for registration.
      1. Child's Legal Birth Certificate
      2. SC Certificate of Immunization
      3. Notarized Affidavit of Residency [For details, see Residency Verification Document Requirements (En Español)]
      4. One document for residence verification [For details, see Residency Verification Document Requirements (En Español)]
        • Signed and dated current lease
        • Most recent real property tax bill
        • Copy of the ratified contract for purchase with the date of closing
        • Copy of the ratified contract for construction
      5. One document for mail verification [For details, see Residency Verification Document Requirements (En Español)]
        • Electric or gas bill
        • Water bill
        • Phone bill (NOT cell phone)
        • Cable bill or internet bill
        • Car registration (NOT driver’s license)
        • Pay stub (must show employer’s name and current pay period, name and address of the parent/guardian)
        • Local, state, or federal agency correspondence that reflects the name and address of the parent/guardian (Social Security, Medicaid, DSS, IRS, court documents, etc.)
      6. Parent/Guardian Photo ID

    2. Register your child online. 
      1. The online registration process will open June 8. This process will be utilized by:
        • Students new to CCSD;
        • Students with an approved transfer request;
        • Students who have accepted a seat at a magnet/charter school.
      2. Click here to start the Online Registration process.

    Returning Students


    • If your child has moved over the summer and will now attend a different CCSD school, you will need to register for that school. You will need your child’s Student ID number to complete this process. If you don’t remember the Student ID number, contact your former CCSD school, find this information log into your registration and application portal. Click here to start the Online Registration process.

    • If your child has an approved Student Transfer or has accepted a Choice seat, you will need to fill out an online registration. In your dashboard, click on your student name, then click the Registration Tab to register for the approved Transfer or Choice school. Click here to start the Online Registration process. 

    • If your child is returning to his or her previous CCSD school, you will need to update your child’s information online using the Student Information Update process. You will need your child’s Student ID number to complete this process. If you don’t remember the Student ID number, contact your CCSD school, find this information in your report cards, or log in to your registration and application portal. Click here to view the Student Information Update Instructions.
    • If your child is transitioning to the next level (e.g., from elementary to middle, from middle to high), you will need to update your child’s information online using the Student Information Update process. You will need your child’s Student ID number to complete this process. If you don’t remember the Student ID number, contact your CCSD school, find this information in your report cards, or log in to your registration and application portal. Click here to view the Student Information Update Instructions. 

     

    Parent/Guardian Registration Process Frequently Asked Questions