Charleston County Schools

District hosts dedication ceremony for new Stono Park Elementary School

The brand new Stono Park Elementary School building was dedicated October 30, 2019 during a celebration attended by Charleston County School District (CCSD) board member, constituent board members, school officials, local dignitaries, and special guest Live 5 News’ anchor, Bill Sharpe whose father (William H. Sharpe) was the first principal of Stono Park, from 1952-1961.…

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School Report Cards Reveal Stark Differences Among Predominantly Black, Predominantly White High Schools

By Barney Blakeney Last month, the S.C. Department of Education released its 2018-2019 School Report Cards. Charleston County School District Secondary Learning Community (high schools) mission statement: “The Secondary Learning Community (SLC) in Charleston County School District believes in the connection between a positive and supportive CULTURE/CLIMATE, COLLABORATION across schools and districts, and rigorous, data-analyzed CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION to ensure…

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Academic Magnet High and Military Magnet Academy named champions of TCCC’s College Cash Campaign

Academic Magnet High School and Military Magnet Academy have been named champions of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s College Cash Campaign for increasing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion rates by at least 5 percentage points. Academic Magnet received “MVP” honors after leading the entire school district with 83 percent completion. Military Magnet’s 71…

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West Ashley High partners with Schwan’s Chef Collective

  From October 8–11, the Schwan’s Company partnered with West Ashley High School (WAHS) for the fourth Schwan’s Chef Collective K-12 Kitchen Collaborative. The program encourages more students to eat in school cafeterias; Schwan’s has previously worked with schools in Wayzata, MN, Albuquerque, NM, and Houston, TX. This is the first time they collaborated with…

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Developing dancers at Mount Zion Elementary

Students who live in rural parts of Charleston County often don’t have the same opportunities as students who live in the suburbs. For example, dance studios are not plentiful on John’s Island. Programs that do exist in adjacent communities are often financially out of reach for families and inconvenient to access. At Mount Zion Elementary…

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CCSD’s Office of Expanded Learning receives funding for after-school programming

The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced more than $4 million was awarded to school districts and programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants. Charleston County School District’s  Office of Expanded Learning received $320,000 this year, bringing the total they earn through the 21st Century grants to $1.5 million annually. The…

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