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Our Choice Schools

What is a Countywide Magnet?

  • Each countywide magnet has a focus or theme.
  • All students residing in Charleston County are eligible to apply.
  • There is no attendance zone. 

Countywide Admissions Criteria Magnet Schools

Countywide Magnet Schools

What is a Constituent District Magnet?

  • The school has a focus or theme.
  • Most constituent magnets have defined attendance zones. Additional seats are allocated to students living outside the attendance zone but within the constituent district. 

Constituent District Magnet School

What is a Partial Magnet? 

  • The school has a focus or theme and a defined attendance zone.
  • In addition, a specific number of seats are allocated to students who live outside the attendance zone but who still reside in Charleston County.

Partial Magnet Schools

What is a Montessori Model? Select this link to learn more. 

Montessori Schools

What is a Charter?

According to the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Charter Schools Act of 1996, a charter school is defined as a public, nonreligious, non home-based, nonprofit corporation forming a school that operates by sponsorship of a public school district, the South Carolina Public Charter School District, or a public or independent institution of higher learning, but is accountable to the board of trustees, or in the case of technical colleges, the area commission, of the sponsor which grants its charter. All students residing in Charleston County are eligible to apply to a charter school.

Charter Schools

Choose an individual school below to learn more about the process and to access an application.

The following charter schools below do not participate in the CCSD School Choice application process. To apply to one of these schools, you may access their school websites linked below or contact these schools directly for more information. 

Contact Information

For general questions about School choice call 843-937-6582. 

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