Charleston County Schools

Charleston Promise Neighborhood Receives Grants from Bosch Community Fund and South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) is a recipient of the Bosch Community Fund for another year. The Bosch Community Fund is dedicated to providing teachers, students and local communities with the tools they need to create exceptional and innovative learning experiences for STEM education and advancing environmental sustainability initiatives. CPN is pleased to be a recipient…

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CCSD’s School Choice Application Process for 2020-2021 School Year Starts January 28

Charleston County School District will open its School Choice application process for the 2020-2021 school year Tuesday, January 28, 2020; it will end Friday, February 28, 2020. The following calendar includes the dates, deadlines, and events associated with this year’s application process. Paper application pick-up and drop-off locations for this year’s cycle are: Baptist Hill…

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RiverDogs-CCSD partnership with “Reading Around the Bases” moves into fourth year

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston RiverDogs are ready to open up the fourth year of “Reading Around the Bases.” The partnership began during the 2016-2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and South Atlantic League affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees)…

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Nurse’s intervention saves students life

A Charleston County School District (CCSD) nurse’s actions are being praised by Gordon G. Garrett Academy of Technology Principal Dale Metzger. Nurse Mamie Rader’s intervention recently led to a student being diagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Teacher Amy Brunson took her student seriously when he complained of fatigue and a leg cramp that kept him up…

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Top spellers ready to compete in CCSD Spelling Bee

Forty-two students from 38 schools are invited to participate in Charleston County School District’s annual (CCSD) Spelling Bee Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Burke High School’s auditorium. The competition will start at 5:30 p.m. The winner will be one of 18 CCSD scholars to advance to the Post and Courier SpellBound! Spelling Bee March 12,…

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District celebrates new Dunston facility with dedication ceremony

Matilda F. Dunston Elementary School, in Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Constituent District 4 opened its doors to students for the 2019–2020 academic school year and was unveiled to the general public in a dedication ceremony December 18, 2019. Former principal Janice Malone joined the City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Superintendent Dr.…

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Three CCSD students awarded by Engaging Creative Minds

Engaging Creative Minds (ECM), a local educational nonprofit that promotes Arts Integration in area schools, traveled to Buist Academy and Burke High School Wednesday, December 18, 2019, to surprise the O2 Fitness Charleston Youth Marathon® t-shirt design contest winners. The first-place winner, was Alex Eastman, a sixth grade student at Buist Academy. She received a…

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Building gingerbread homes, and community, at W.B. Goodwin

Principal Natasha Jones and the staff at W.B. Goodwin Elementary School (WBGES) are continuing to build on an established, positive relationship with the school community. They hosted the second annual “Gingerbread with the Principal” December 11, 2019. About 50 families attended the event to hear Jones speak about building upon a foundation of learners, and…

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Shared Future Project Team Overwhelmingly Supports CCSD Recommendations For School Changes: PART 1

By Barney Blakeney Despite protests and requests from some that Charleston County Consolidated School Board pumps its brakes on approving sweeping changes to schools across the district, that approval was given Monday. Members of the Shared Future Project offered some views about the protests and the board’s actions. Below is some of what they said.…

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