Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

At CCSMS, scholars have access to an engaging STEM education where they are challenged with rigorous

Operating as usual


CCSMS will follow the CCSD plans with a half day on Wednesday, August 30th with dismissal at 11 am and an elearning day on Thursday, August 31. Work packets will be sent home with scholars for Thursday.

Please note, the high tide following tonight's full moon is around 7:45 am Wednesday morning. Flooding is expected in low-lying areas in the region prior to any storm arrival. Please plan routes to campus on Wednesday morning with this in mind.

Monitor the storm alerts at NOAA.

HURRICANE IDALIA Key Messages, when available, are found in the NHC Tropical Cyclone Discussion text product. They are designed to highlight essential points about hazards and forecast uncertainty for select tropical cyclones. The Key Messages graphic on the NHC website and NHC social media (Twitter and/or Facebook)...


Please note, the front office is closed today, Tuesday, August 8th, due to electrical work being done on campus on a main line. Thanks to all of individuals who have helped us maintain and improve our facility this summer! Electricians, plumbers, flooring installers, flooring refinishers, painters, cleaners, furniture installers, IT, HVAC, and more! Everyone has focused on our teachers returning next week and the first day of school on the 23rd! Thanks!

Photos from QuestBridge's post 07/28/2023

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Hostess City Hot Glass thanks so much for lighting a fire in our scholars! We appreciate this amazing opportunity!

For the children! We had the honor of hosting students from the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science this week as part of their Material Science class. They were an impressive group of rising juniors and seniors. And we ❤️ Mrs. Rutter!


We have had a great week celebrating our amazing teachers and charter schools at Charleston Charter School for Math and Science ! Thanks to our F3/PTO for helping make each day special!


Thanks to our CCSMS F3/PTO for supplying the plants for a teacher appreciation plant cart today! The teachers know you are "rooting" for them! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our amazing teachers!


Welcome to our new scholars and their families! The 2023-24 school year lottery results have posted on the CCSD School Choice portal. We have emailed information about an open house event on April 17th to the families of our admitted scholars. New families should check their email for details and the rsvp link.


Get ready for STEM Night on March 30th! Engaging activities for the whole family!


Mary Jacob McKinley
Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

Mary is a sixth-grade science teacher at Charleston Charter. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College and her master’s of arts in Teaching from Southern California University.

She has 20 years of teaching experience including 5 with CCSD.

Her teaching philosophy:
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." Sydney J. Harris

Charleston Charter School for Math and Science University of Southern California Birmingham-Southern College


Less than 24 hours to apply for next school year! Apply by 5pm on Friday, February 24, 2023 to be included in the lottery.


Prospective scholars and their families can join us during our Open House events on February 7th and 11th! We look forward to meeting you. Apply for the 2023-24 school year in the CCSD School Choice Portal.

Photos from CCSD Nutrition Services's post 01/20/2023

Thank you Ms. Yvette!


Thanks to Sweetgrass Pharmacy and Compounding for stopping by this week to help keep our staff healthy this year!

We're helping teachers and staff at Charleston Charter School for Math and Science stay safe this flu season with a vaccine clinic. We give them an 🅰️+ for health & wellness! 😉


CCSMS follows CCSD weather related plans. We will be elearning tomorrow.

Due to the forecast for inclement weather related to Tropical Storm Nicole, all of Charleston County School District will switch to eLearning or remote work days tomorrow, Friday, November 11, 2022. School and district buildings will be closed, except for essential personnel.

Schools families will provide students and families with additional information about the eLearning Day later this afternoon or evening.

Kaleidoscope and all other extracurricular activities and afterschool programs scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2022, are canceled.

Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope


Join us Thursday night for Fall Fest at CCSMS! From 5pm to 7pm.

Lady Cougars Basketball STEM Education Day | January 22, 2023 | Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math 11/02/2022

Registration is open for CoC STEM Day in January - bring the family to the activities and Women’s Basketball game for Free! (Note -It is on a Sunday this year - so not a school field trip.) Lowcountry Hall of Science , Math, and Engineering

Lady Cougars Basketball STEM Education Day | January 22, 2023 | Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math Lady Cougars Basketball STEM Education Day | January 22, 2023 Posted on October 24, 2022 by ballardi Join us for the 10th annual STEM Education Day at Women’s Basketball, presented by the College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics. Experience hands-on activities and demonstrations re...


Elearning for Thursday and Friday.


As a reminder, CCSMS follows the CCSD storm days. E-learning on Friday.

Due to the forecast for inclement weather later this week related to Hurricane Ian, Friday, September 30, 2022, will be an eLearning day in Charleston County School District. School and district buildings will be closed. However, school-based staff will provide instructions to families later this week about eLearning on Friday.

Kaleidoscope will operate on Thursday, September 29, 2022, in the afternoon and evening; all other extracurricular activities and after school programs scheduled for Thursday are canceled. All after school events and programs on Friday are canceled.

Debido a la previsión de las inclemencias del tiempo a finales de esta semana relacionadas con el huracán Ian, el viernes 30 de septiembre de 2022 será un día de eLearning. Esto significa que las escuelas estarán cerradas. Sin embargo, el maestro de su hijo o la escuela le dará instrucciones a finales de esta semana sobre el eLearning del viernes.

Kaleidoscope funcionará el jueves 29 de septiembre por la tarde y por la noche, sin embargo, todas las demás actividades extracurriculares y programas extraescolares programados para el jueves se cancelan, y todo se cancela el viernes.

Les pedimos que continúen monitoreando los medios de comunicación locales para conocer las condiciones climáticas, y por favor manténganse seguros.

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Photos from Charleston Charter School for Math and Science's post 09/07/2022

We are so proud of our newest CCSMS National Honors Society Inductees! Go Riptide!


Afterschool activities and athletics canceled for today. Afternoon academy will be held, but please pick up your scholar as soon as possible this afternoon. Thank you.


Returning scholars and their families are welcome to come to the open house tomorrow from 4pm to 6pm. Schedules will be printed and ready for you to pick up.


We are ready to meet our newest scholars tomorrow, Monday, August 15th! Orientation is from 1pm to 3pm! We have new scholars joining us from the Class of 2023 to the Class of 2029!!

Photos from Charleston County School District's post 06/17/2022

Congrats to our PLTW teachers and Scholars at CCSMS!


School may be ending, but here at CCSD Nutrition Services our job of feeding students doesn't. We provide many camps, Kaleidoscope and SEC programs with breakfast and lunch over the summer. Plus, any child under the age of 18 can stop by one of these library sites and grab breakfast and lunch. We hope to see you there.


No school until Friday for our Scholars - one extra day of break.


Friday is Riptide Spirit Day - for $1 scholars may wear red or blue with all funds supporting student activities and clubs at CCSMS. We had an excellent band performance tonight and we are all looking forward to basketball tomorrow night - join us for JV and Varsity girls and boys basketball against Academic Magnet.

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1002 King Street
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 3pm
Tuesday 8am - 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 3pm
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