Charleston County Schools

New facilities, renovations, and security measures highlight the start of the 2019-2020 school year

Charleston County School District, the second-largest school district in South Carolina, is preparing for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will officially report on Wednesday, August 14 and students return for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 21. “Fast Facts” for CCSD – Serves approximately 50,000 students – Employs nearly 6,000…

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District’s Back-to-School hotline starts this week

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is making the annual Back-to-School hotline available this week in order to assist families for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The hotline is set to open Thursday, August 15, 2019, and will run through Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day (excludes Saturday,…

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95% of teachers at Sanders-Clyde Elementary to take world renowned Racial Equity Institute Training to eliminate racism in and out of the classroom

On August 5-6 2019, 35 classroom teachers and staff members from Sanders-Clyde Elementary will gather at the College of Charleston North Campus to develop a historical, cultural, structural and institutional understanding of racism and inequality in South Carolina, our education system and in America. Charleston Hope is sponsoring every teacher to attend the training, a…

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Mission Critical Action Recs Get Varied Reception

By Barney Blakeney June 24 the four Mission Critical Action groups commissioned by Charleston County School District officials to develop recommendations for improving schools handed over a slate of proposals that represent aggressive change. Among them expanding elite programs, recruiting highly successful professionals, investing in early child and elementary education as well as changing perceptions…

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New Charleston summer camp works with non-native English speaking families

  Christina Vivas, a Charleston County School District (CCSD) Bilingual Parent Advocate, supports the district’s non-native English speaking families each school year. Under the leadership of Chris Hagy, ESOL Curriculum Specialis, she’s an extension of the schools by purposefully immersing herself into the communities that the district serves. Like most educators, she knows the importance…

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School Board Member Reflects On Burke High Graduation

By Barney Blakeney After attending the June 7 Burke High School graduation Charleston County Consolidated School Board member Todd Garrett found himself frustrated. He learned that of Burke’s 60 graduates, only two academically were prepared to go to college, only one scored gold level on WIN certificates (the equivalent of WorkKeys, which is what’s needed…

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Kimberly Riggins to continue leading Stono Park Elementary

Charleston County School District announced this summer Kimberly Riggins as the principal of Stono Park Elementary School. Riggins served as the school’s interim principal for the 2018-19 school year after joining the district from Denver Public Schools. During her time in Denver, Riggins worked to improve staff and student culture and increase student attendance and…

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