Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies
Principal: Ms. Vanessa Brown
Address: 1088 East Montague Avenue
City: North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
Phone: 843-953-3231 Main Office
The Cooper River CAS offers students from Burke, Military Magnet, R.B. Stall, and North Charleston High School 7 Career Pathways that allow students to major in 12 high-demand, high-wage, career-readiness programs.
By the Numbers
North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies
Scope: New 84,000 square foot facility that will house programs focusing on advanced studies.
Project Budget: $42.7 Million
Design completion site: Sept. 2018
Design completion bldg: Jan 2019
Construction start site: Nov 2018
Construction start bldg: March 2019
Construction completion: Aug 2020
Square Footage: 84,000 SF
Site Size: 5 acres
Vanessa President Brown is a life-long resident of North Charleston. She is a graduate of North Charleston High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a second Masters in Education Supervision from Charleston Southern University.
Vanessa taught social studies in Charleston County Schools for nine years before beginning her career as a secondary administrator. She served as an Assistant Principal at R.B. Stall High School and Garrett Academy of Technology and Principal of Baptist Hill Middle High School prior to her appointment to the Cooper River Center of Advanced Studies.
Brown now spearheads the overall direction of the North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies, including the development and evaluation of programs, recruiting industry professionals, developing business and community partnerships, and ensuring that all students demonstrate college and career readiness.