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    School Choice in Charleston County

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    Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition, CCSD offers specialized programs, magnet, and charter schools.

    Learn more about the types of choice options within CCSD by exploring this link where you will find information about each school, including a link to the individual school website.

    1. Countywide magnet
    2. Constituent magnet
    3. Montessori/Parital Magnet programs
    4. Charter schools

     

    School Choice - Frequently Asked Questions 

      

    Application Access (Online & Paper)

    The School Choice/Magnet application process for the Charleston County District will be open on January 28, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. and close on February 28, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. for paper application drop off at designated sites and 6:00 p.m. for online application submission.

      

    Paper Application Designated Pick Up/Drop Off Sites

    Baptist Hill Middle High School

    5117 Baptist Hill Road, Hollywood, SC 

    (843) 889-2276

    Camp Road Middle School

    1484 Camp Road, Charleston, SC

    (843) 762-2784

    C.E. Williams Middle School

    640 Butte Street, Charleston, SC 

    (843) 763-1529

    Laing Middle School

    2705 Bulrush Basket Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC 

    (843) 849-2809

    Military Magnet Academy

    2950 Carner Avenue, N. Charleston, SC 29405

    (843) 745-7102

    St. John’s High School

    1518 Main Road, Johns Island, SC 

    (843) 559-6400

    CCSD District Office

    75 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 

    (843) 937-6582

    Pick up and Drop Off Times:
    9 AM - 4 PM (1/28-2/28)

    Pick up and Drop Off Times for Schools:
    10 AM - 2 PM (1/28-2/28)

    Submission Deadline for ALL locations:
    February 28 at 4 PM

     

    Important Dates

    The CCSD School Choice online applications will open on January 28, 2020, at 12:00 p.m (NOON). Paper applications will also be available for printing and available at selected schools by 12:00 p.m. The School Choice online application submission deadline is February 28, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Paper applications must be received at one of the designated receiving schools or the CCSD District reception desk on February 28, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

    The timeline below provides the dates, deadlines, and events related to the application process for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    • January 28, 2020 - Online and paper application window opens at 12 p.m. (NOON)

    • February 1, 2020 - Choice Fair: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 4 locations: 

    1. C.E. Williams Middle School, 640 Butte Street, Charleston SC

    2. Laing Middle School (to serve D1 and D2), 2705 Bulrush Basket Lane, Mt. Pleasant SC 

    3. Military Magnet Academy, 2950 Carner Avenue, North Charleston SC

    4. St. John's High School (to serve D3 and D9), 1518 Main Road, Johns Island SC

    • February 28, 2020 - Online and paper application window closes (4 p.m. for paper application drop-offs; 6:00 p.m. for online application submissions)

    • April 3, 2020 - Families notified of acceptance

    • April 23, 2020  - Offered seat must be accepted or declined


    School Choice Fair

    The annual CCSD School Choice Fair will be held simultaneously at four school sites (C.E. Williams Middle, Laing Middle, Military Magnet Academy, and St. John's High) on February 1, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Families will be able to visit with school representatives from all neighborhood schools serving their zone, including the constituent and countywide magnet schools and programs.

    Spanish language translation will be available at these events. 

      

    School Choice Assistance

    Application Assistance Events

    Families requiring assistance to complete their application may attend one of the assistance events listed below.

    Spanish language translation will be available at these events. 

    All assistance event times are 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

    February 6, 2020        Location 1: Military Magnet Academy, 2950 Carner Avenue, North Charleston SC

                                          Location 2: St. John's High School, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island SC

    February 13, 2020     Location 1: C.E. Williams Middle School, 640 Butte St., Charleston, SC

                                         Location 2: Laing Middle School, 2705 Bulrush Basket Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC

    February 20, 2020      Location 1: Military Magnet Academy, 2950 Carner Avenue, North Charleston SC

                                         Location 2: St. John's High School, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island SC


    Application assistance is available at 75 Calhoun Street January 28 - February 28 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

     

    Contact Information

    For general questions about School Choice, call 843-937-6582.