• North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies

  • By the Numbers

  • North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies
    North Charleston CAS - September 2019
  • North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies


    Scope: New 84,000 sf facility to 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

  • North Charleston Programs of Study


    North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies will serve District 4 and offer the following:

    • Arts, AV Technology, and Communications

         o Media Technology

    • Health Science

         o PLTW Biomedical Sciences

         o Health Science Technology

         o Sports Medicine

    • Information Technology

         o Computer Service and Repair

         o Networking Fundamentals

         o Cybersecurity Fundamentals

    • STEM

         o PLTW Pre-Engineering

    • Architecture and Construction

         o Building Construction

    • Manufacturing

         o Mechatronics Integrated Technologies

    • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

         o Automotive Collision Repair Technology

         o Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Leadership


    Vanessa Brown Vanessa Brown, the Principal at Baptist Hill Middle High School, has been appointed as principal at the new North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) opening in August 2020. Brown replaces current North Charleston CAS principal, Lee Runyon, who recently announced his retirement. Brown will continue to spearhead the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the CAS, ensuring alignment of the CAS’s development with the district’s strategic plan.

    Brown will be responsible for the creation and management of a master schedule that serves all feeder schools including North Charleston High, Garrett Academy, R.B. Stall, Military Magnet, and Burke, as well as all communication, public relations, and development of relationships with postsecondary and industry partners. Additionally, she will develop programs of study, recruit and hire highly-qualified staff, and create professional development for middle and high guidance counselors within the North Charleston CAS zone.