Thank you for your interest in Charleston Charter School for Math and Science (CCSMS). CCSMS is a public charter school serving grades 6 to 12. CCSMS was started in 2008 as South Carolina’s first STEM focused middle-high charter school.  Our faculty provides hands-on, experiential learning in a small, supportive environment.  Scholars have opportunities to create unique pathways to success in college and careers.

Parents, please use link to apply to CCSMS after the February 24, 2023 School Choice application window close-   Application link for CCSMS waitlist


Your child will be added to the wait list for their grade after the announcement of lottery acceptances and wait lists from the CCSD School Choice lottery on April 3, 2023. You will be notified by email of your child's wait list number after April 3, 2023.  


The Charleston Charter School for Math and Science (CCSMS) is a school for all children, with no entrance exams and equitable access for all regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, or disability.

CCSMS is a publicly funded school that focuses on math and science. This academically demanding middle and high school educates 560 scholars in grades 6–12.

Admissions Process at CCSMS

Thank you for your interest in applying for your child to attend CCSMS.

For the 23-24 school year, we are participating in the CCSD School Choice process. This is different from previous application cycles.

This timeline provides the dates, deadlines, and events related to the CCSD School Choice application process for the 2023-2024 school year:

January 24, 2023

Online and paper application window opens at 5:00 pm. 

January 28, 2023

Virtual Choice Fair.

February 24, 2023

CCSD School Choice online application submission and paper application drop-off window closes at 5:00 pm.

February 25, 2023

Online application for CCSMS after School Choice window closure to be placed on waitlist- CCSMS online application

April 3, 2023

Families will be notified by email of School Choice acceptance/decisions beginning at 5:00 pm. The decision notification process could take several hours to complete.

April 20, 2023

Offered seat must be accepted by 11:59 pm.



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Applications for the waitlist for the 22-23 school year are still accepted at-2023/2024 online application 

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