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CCSD’s School Choice application window launches January 25, 2022

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

School Choice Virtual Fair

The School Choice Virtual Fair will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., online via Zoom with each CCSD magnet/charter school or program. Each school will host three virtual sessions during this time frame. Pre-registration is required, and information to register for your selected schools will be available on the School Choice website.

Each school or program will have representatives to provide information about the school’s unique programming and to answer parent questions.

The School Choice Office will also offer three sessions to answer general questions about School Choice and the application process. Translation services will be provided in the general school choice sessions and during individual application assistance events.

For more information, please visit CCSD’s School Choice website (with resources available in English and Spanish) at www.ccsdschools.com/schoolchoice where video tours, frequently asked questions, and the online application has been made available for parents to engage in the process using digital resources.

Parents requiring additional information can call the School Choice office at 843- 937-6582 or contact the team via email at school_choice@charleston.k12.sc.us. Paper applications will be made available upon request.

For more information, contact the Division of Strategy and Communication at (843) 937-6603.

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