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School Choice Update (updated January 9, 2019)

The application process for the Charleston County School District has been delayed. The magnet/choice application timeline information will be updated and shared publicly after the January 28 Board of Trustees meeting.

The School Choice/ Magnet Committee and presented recommendations to the Board of Trustees in December, and the Board asked for more information prior to taking the vote. The magnet/choice schools application timeline information will be updated and shared publicly once the new procedures are approved and finalized.

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School Choice in Charleston County

Each school-aged child in Charleston County is assigned to a neighborhood school based on grade level and home address. In addition, CCSD offers specialized programs, magnets, and charter schools.

Learn more about the types of choice options within CCSD by exploring this link where you will find information about each school, including a link to the individual school website.

  1. Countywide magnet
  2. Partial magnet
  3. Constituent magnet
  4. Charter
  5. Montessori programs

Please note: Child Development applications for non-Montessori schools are not available online. Applications for Child Development will be available at schools and online beginning March 1, 2018.

School Choice - Frequently Asked Questions (revised 2/5/18)

Online Access & Application

  • To access the site's parent dashboard, please visit the CCSD Smart Choice website and click on "login" (in the top right corner) or enter your login information in the "Already Applied?" box.

Important Dates

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) School Choice Application process for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed.

The School Choice Application process for the 2019-2020 school year is anticipated to open in January 2019. All dates will be published here once the timeline is finalized.

Online Registration

Please visit the registration page for all registration updates.

If you have questions concerning the online process, please contact the school for which you plan to register.


Contact Information

For general questions about School Choice, call 843-937-6406 or 843-937-6582.

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