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School Choice Application Window Open


Charleston County School District (CCSD) will open its School Choice application process for the 2022-2023 school year on January 25, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. The window will close on February 25, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition to neighborhood schools, CCSD offers specialized programs, magnet, and charter schools to which students can apply.

The annual School Choice Fair scheduled for January 29, 2022, will remain in a virtual format for an additional year. During the fair, families will learn general information about the school choice cycle and the application process. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from their schools of interest to learn more about the unique program options. Please check the website for ongoing updates and video tours of all choice programs included in the application process.

The following schedule includes the dates, deadlines, and events associated with this year’s application process:

  • January 25, 2022 - Application window opens
  • January 29, 2022 - Virtual Choice Fair
  • February 3 - 17, 2022 - Application assistance events (scheduled dates will be posted on the School Choice website)
  • February 25, 2022 - Application window closes
  • April 1, 2022 - Acceptance notification to families
  • April 20, 2022 - Deadline to accept the placement offer

To apply or for additional information on school choice, refer to the website: