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Memminger Elementary Rumor Clarification

To All Memminger Elementary School Parents:

In an effort to provide the most current information related to Memminger Elementary and the changes that are proposed for the next school year, the following list of “fast facts” is being shared as an update and progress report on actions underway:

  • Memminger will develop a K-5 Advanced Academic component beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Students zoned for Memminger will not be required to complete an application process or be screened for admittance into the school.
  • A Readiness Assessment will be utilized for kindergarten admission into Memminger Elementary School for non-zoned students.
  • Memminger Elementary will continue to offer foreign language and utilize the International Baccalaureate framework.
  • In 2023-24, eligible third graders matriculating from the Advanced Academics program will continue to be served in Memminger’s program, or they can apply for entrance into Buist. The criteria for 2021-22 third grade entrance into Buist Academy will be provided to the Board of Trustees for consideration by July 2020.

If you have questions, you may call Michelle Simmons, CCSD Elementary Executive Director, at 843-937-7909 or email michelle_simmons@charleston.k12.sc.us.