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School Choice application process underway

Charleston County School District (CCSD) will open its School Choice application process for the 2023-2024 school year on January 24, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. The window will close on February 24, 2023, at 5:00 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, magnets, and charter schools to which students can apply.

Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) School Choice Virtual Fair will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023, 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 and programs 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 Application Assistance Opportunities (virtual and in-person) 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. Pre-registration is required, and information to register for one of the Assistance Opportunities will be available on the School Choice website.

For more information, please visit CCSD’s School Choice website (with resources available in English and Spanish) where video tours, frequently asked questions, and the online application are available. Parents requiring additional information can call the School Choice office at 843-937-6582 or contact the team via email at

Paper applications will be made available upon request.



January 24, 2023

Application Opens

January 28, 2023

Virtual Choice Fair

February 9, 16, 21, 2023

Application assistance events

February 24, 2023

Application closes

April 3, 2023

Application decisions released

April 20, 2023

Deadline to accept the placement offer

Parents can expect to see a new and more user-friendly application platform that is easier for families to navigate.