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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?

A charter is a public school that operates with freedom from many of the local and state regulations that apply to traditional public schools.

Charters typically have a focus or theme. All students residing in Charleston County are eligible to apply.

Charter Schools

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

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