•  Pre-K / CD Application Page

  • Apply Here

  • Initial steps to apply:

    1. Create a guardian account

    Follow this link: https://ccsdschools.schoolmint.com/signup

    You will need to have an email account to create your guardian account and click on the 2024-2025 academic year.

    If you need to come back later, you can log in using this link:


    2. Enter the student information and application grade (PreK)

    Once you log in and before you start the application process, you will be asked to enter your student's information and the application grade. Based on the application grade entered, you will be presented with the option to apply for those programs/schools available for the grade.

    3. Access Parent Dashboard to view your student application

    Once you are logged into the Application Portal and once an application has been started, you can come back to it from the Dashboard if you need to complete it and submit it at a later time. If you need to add applications for additional children in the family, you will also do that from the Dashboard.


  • Pre-Kindergarten Child Development (CD) in Charleston County School District application information.

    CCSD Pre-K/Child Development (CD) application process opens on January 23, 2024, for the 2024-2025 school year.

    CCSD offers Pre-Kindergarten Child Development (CD) programs for students who reside in Charleston County and will be four years old by September 1st, 2024. 
    When applying for CCSD Pre-K program, it is for the child’s zoned school. 

    Pre-K/Child Development Programs are funded through GOF (local), and CERDEP funds (state). They allow the district to provide instruction for eligible students. CCSD's Pre-K/ Child Development programs are designed to develop skills necessary for success in Kindergarten.

    Program: This is a full-day, everyday program, which continues throughout the school year.  Regular attendance is needed to remain enrolled in the program.

    *At this time, CCSD does not have universal Pre-K.  Children receive priority points based on application questions and an individualized DIAL-4 screening score.  Children with the most priority points are qualified for Pre-K Child Development during each round. 

    CCSD offers (limited) Pre-K Kindergarten 3K programs for students who reside in Charleston County and are three years old by September 1st, 2024.

  • Documents needed to upload to the online application:

      • Child’s Birth Certificate

      • Child’s IEP ( if the child has one) 

      • Medicaid Card

      • Income verification needed for CERDEP identified schools.  *See schools below  (proof of gross income-the total money earned or received before deductions for the past twelve months) Ex: 2023 tax return (1040, W2,1099), Social Security income received for the past 12 months, or last two months of pay stubs.

      • Admission for Pre-K is not based on financial need. Family income eligibility must be provided for enrollment in any CERDEP (Child Early Reading Development Education Program) program.  State regulations mandate reporting of this information to maintain funding for these programs.

  • IMPORTANT- Proof of income is required for:

  • Schools

    #1 Submit Application online

    -Submit an online application for CCSD Pre-K/Child Development Program in the application and registration portal.*

    -Available on the www.ccsdschools.com homepage.

    -Application is available on January 23, 2024. 

    -Parents interested in Charleston Progressive Academy email ccsdprek@charleston.k12.sc.us or call 843-937-7916.

    -Parents are encouraged to apply early.

    Paper copies are available (as needed):

    English & Spanish applications are available

    -Call 843-937-7914 and we can email a copy of the application to your email address.

    -Email: ccsdprek@charleston.k12.sc.us

    #2 Once the application has been completed & submitted

    • You will receive a confirmation email to the email on the application.
    • The child will need to attend the DIAL 4 screening the parents scheduled on the application to be eligible for consideration for PreK.

    #3 Notification of Status

    • Round 1 qualification/waitlist notifications will be sent out by June 7, 2024. Please check your email often.
    • If your child is on the waitlist, there will not be a number of where they place on the waitlist until after round 2 if the child is still on the waitlist after round 2.
    • Round 2 qualified/waitlist notifications will be sent out by August 7, 2024. 
      If you are zoned for Meeting Street @ Burns, or Meeting Street @ Brentwood, please contact the school directly for directions on how to apply.
    • If you are interested in Orange Grove Charter School, contact the school directly.

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