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CCSD to embark on school improvement planning

The Charleston County School Board voted Monday to embark on school improvement planning in different parts of the Charleston County School District (CCSD). The planning will involve stakeholder groups in

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Hollinshead schedules Town Hall to address North Area schools

Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinshead has scheduled his first of three Town Hall meetings to address the needs of the eight North Area schools designated by the state as failing. The meeting is set for Monday from 6:30

CCSD announces school choice application period

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) announced Wednesday that its school choice application period for the 2019-2020 school year will run from Monday, February 11 to Monday, March 11. The application decisions will be released April 18. CCSD is providing

Charleston Shared Future team explores possible student outcomes

The Charleston Shared Future Scenario Team made its first public presentation Monday in front of a crowd of about 350 people at Burke High School. The team, consisting of Charleston County School District (CCSD) administrators, principals, teachers, students, parents and

Panel set to discuss possible outcomes for CCSD

A 27-member panel will reveal a report Monday and Tuesday regarding four possible outcomes for Charleston County School District (CCSD) by 2035. The year marks the time when most children born in 2018 would be high school seniors. A presentation

Garrett seniors express interest in apprenticeship program

About 20 seniors from Garrett Academy of Technology attended a briefing about the 327 Careers apprenticeship program Friday. The program is based on the nationally-recognized Homebuilders Institute pre-apprenticeship certification training (PACT) curriculum. The 16-week program will be available to graduating

School board calls for more equity in magnet schools

The Charleston County School Board approved measures Monday to increase equity and inclusiveness in magnet school programs. Magnet and partial magnet schools have a special theme or purpose which differentiate them from attendance-zoned neighborhood schools. The school board adopted some

School board sets short-term strategic goals

The Charleston County School Board passed a set of short-term strategic goals Monday. A press release sent out by the school district states, “The goals outlined and approved help to ensure that CCSD programs and instructional models prepare students for

Black Panther actor gives back to West Ashley community

`On a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon, Black Panther actor Cyrus Birch visited his childhood community, Orleans Garden Apartments in West Ashley. He told the 30 children who attended, “I am you and you guys are me. I’m obligated to all of

Applications underway for vacant school board seat

Applications are now being accepted for the Charleston County School Board seat that will be vacated by Michael Miller in January. Miller was recently elected Charleston County Register of Deeds and will take office in January. The seat is in

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