• GENERAL QUESTIONS

  • 1. What is School Choice?

  • 2. Which schools in Charleston County are choice schools?

  • 3. How do I know if a choice school is a good fit for my student?

  • 4. If my student is already in a choice school, do I need to re-apply for the coming school year?

  • 5. Do choice schools offer school tours?

  • 6. What opportunities are there to visit with the principals of CCSD magnet and charter schools? Is CCSD holding a Choice Fair this year? 

  • 7. Who can apply for a choice school? How can I apply for a choice school if I do not currently live in Charleston County?

  • 8. If I currently reside outside of the U.S. and will be moving to Charleston County during the summer of 2024 can I apply to CCSD choice schools? If we don’t yet have an address in Charleston County, what address should I use on my child’s application?

  • 9. What consideration is there for siblings of students who already attend a choice school?

  • 10. How can active members of the military apply to choice schools?

  • 11. Which schools have admissions criteria? Where can I learn about entrance requirements for an admissions criteria school?

  • 12. My child has an IEP. How does his/her IEP status impact his/her ability to apply for a choice school?

  • 13. My child is currently homeschooled. What do I need to know about submitting a report card for a criteria school?

  • ONLINE APPLICATION

  • 14. How do I apply to a choice school for my student?

  • 15. Which charter schools are not currently using the CCSD online application and how do I apply to those schools?

  • 16. Where do I go for help completing an application?

  • 17. How do I find my student's CCSD ID number?

  • 18. How does the order in which I list my schools impact my application? (Rank Ordering)

  • 19.  How do I know if my online application has been completed and submitted?

  • PAPER APPLICATION

  • 20. How do I access and submit a paper application?

  • 21. Once a paper application is submitted, how will it be processed in the School Choice Lottery? 

  • AFTER APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED

  • 22. What can I expect to see as my application status?

  • 23. How does the lottery work?

  • 24. What should I know about waiting lists?

  • 25. What is the process for accepting or declining a seat at a choice school?

  • 26. By when do I have to accept a seat offer? What happens if I don't accept the seat?

  • 27. What happens if I am offered a seat at a school less than 5 days before the auto-decline date?

  • 28. What happens if I change residency after accepting a seat at a choice school?

  • TRANSPORTATION

  • 29. What transportation is provided to countywide magnet schools? How is this different than neighborhood bus transportation?

  • 30. What bus transportation is available to Constituent District magnet schools?

  • 31. What bus stop responsibilities do parents/guardians of magnet school bus riders have?

  • 32. What bus transportation is available to Memminger students?

  • 33. What transportation is provided to Charter Schools?