CCSD to employ new strategy for underperforming schools

Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait revealed Friday that the district will employ a new strategy for improving chronically underperforming schools. Speaking to a group of about 25

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Charter schools growing in popularity with West Ashley parents

Charleston County School District (CCSD) ended its school choice application period Friday, and parents in West Ashley showed an increased interest in charter schools. Charter schools are public schools with an autonomous board of directors. Orange Grove Charter School, a

Q & A sessions set for West Ashley middle school merger

In January, the Charleston County School Board voted to locate all 1250 students from the existing C.E. Williams Middle School and West Ashley Middle School at the new C.E. Williams building on Wildcat Boulevard for the 2020-2021 school year. The

CCSD School Choice Fairs set for Saturday

Charleston County School District has four School Choice Fairs scheduled for Saturday, February 1 from 10 am to 1 pm. The sites are at C.E, Williams Middle School in West Ashley (640 Butte Street). Laing Middle School in Mt. Pleasant

Ashley River Creative Arts receives attendance zone

Under a directive from the Charleston County School Board, the St. Andrews Constituent District 10 school board assigned an attendance zone to Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary (ARCAE). The attendance zone includes the Orleans Woods neighborhood and Orleans Garden Apartments

Legislators move to realign Charleston County School Board

State Representative Leon Stavrinakis (D-West Ashley) filed a bill Tuesday to change the way Charleston County School Board members are elected. The bill (H-5034), which has bi-partisan support among the Charleston County Legislative Delegation, calls for the election of all

Trailers coming to new C.E. Williams

The Charleston County School Board voted Monday to locate all West Ashley middle school students in the new C.E. Williams building for the 2020-2021 school year. The decision means that hundreds of students will attend classes in trailers. The school

West Ashley hires state champion football coach

West Ashley High School announced the hiring of Donnie Kiefer as head football coach. Kiefer won back-to-back South Carolina Class A state championships at Green Sea Floyds in rural Horry County, near the North Carolina state line. He previously coached

CCSD plans to house students in trailers at C.E. Williams

On Monday at about 6 pm, the Charleston County School board will take up a proposal to locate all 1249 West Ashley middle school students at the new C.E. Williams building near the West Ashley High School campus for the

Petition urges CCSD to slow down on sweeping changes

A Change.org petition is circulating asking the Charleston County School Board to pause on the sweeping changes it plans to implement for the 2020-2021 school year. The school board has already approved plans to close schools, consolidate schools and possibly

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