Palmetto Scholars Academy

Palmetto Scholars Academy


PCDC 2022 Champions!!! These kids and adults are amazing!
Help us celebrate Month of the Military Child!

If you have a military child, give them a shout out in the comments! What makes your child resilient and courageous?
MaxPreps and the United Soccer Coaches Association announced the boys and girls who have been named MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches High School Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from March 14-20.

United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the fall season.

Shout out to our very own Alexander Berg! Take a look!
We are PSA PROUD!! Sami Freeman ROCKED IT on Friday at the Lowcountry Regional Science Fair!

Not only did she get 2nd in her category, she received 2 special awards. She won the Association of Women Geoscientist Certificate and was nominated for the Broadcom MASTERS.

Show her some love everyone!! Great job, Sami!!
What?! Kona is coming TWICE this week? YUP!! Wednesday for LEAP Day and April 1st for First Friday!
Here are some highlights from the past week of our engaging science and engineering classes! In Forensics, students built a two-story structure and investigated real fires with help from the North Charleston Fire Investigative Unit. Engineering students in PLTW shared their design projects that addressed a problem at school, and 8th grade students created an edible model of tectonic plates.
👋👋👋 It's us again! This time of year, we need A LOT of volunteers! Please consider helping us out!
We can’t help but SPAM your Facebook feed with our awesome students!!

Learning about WWII, a tour of the SPAM museum, discussing the impact of US superiority at production and canning of foods for troops. And of course a SPAM taste test today for funsies!

South Carolina's first Public Charter School specifically focused on the needs of Gifted & Talented

PSA was formed by a group of parents and educators seeking a unique educational experience for high ability students. They wanted a school setting that provided academic challenge in all subjects (not just math and English language arts) and met the social and emotional needs of Gifted students. Palmetto Scholars Academy opened its doors for the first time for the Fall 2010-2011 school year.

Operating as usual

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PSA: Newsletter 12/17/22
Enjoy your break, we look forward to seeing everyone back on January 3!

newsletter12.12 PSA Newsletter December 13, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates December 19 - January 2 Winter Break January 3 Return to school January 14 Homecoming Dance High School students Successful Mission PSA’s Mission Design Class returned from Huntsville, Al. Above, Team Maverick after they finished their pre....


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CCSD will NOT serve lunch tomorrow, 12/16/22, as it is a half day in their district. For lunch, PSA will sell Papa John's pizza, $2 cash for 2 slices of cheese or pepperoni. Free/reduced students are exempt from payment.

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Please congratulate our Mission Design students and their teacher Donna Heisler for representing PSA at the University of Alabama in Huntsville last Friday - we are so proud of everyone!
Thank you to the volunteers, parents, and donors for supporting this valuable opportunity.
Team Asterion - won the Outreach Award in their division
Team Mavericks - won the Final Review award in their division
Team Fimbulwinter


The PSA Band Invites you to their Winter Concert Tuesday, December 13 at 5pm in the PSA Gymnasium.

Enjoy performances from the Middle & High School Concert Bands and the Percussion Ensemble.


Our Mission Design students are on the way to University of Alabama in Huntsville to present their final projects and take a campus tour!

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12/7/22 Newsletter

newsletter12/5 PSA Newsletter December 7, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates December 9 Middle School Dance 6-8 PM December 9 LEAP Day December 10 PSA Clean Up Day December 13 Winter Fine Arts Showcase December 19 - January 2 Winter Break January 3 Return to school PNN PHOENIX NEWS NETWORK Click HERE to watch the st...


PSA!!! Are you ready for some KONA ICE?????

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12/1/22 Newsletter

newsletter12.1 PSA Newsletter December 1, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates December 9 Middle School Dance December 9 LEAP Day PNN PHOENIX NEWS NETWORK Click HERE to watch the student news video and get the latest announcements. Coming up Middle School Dance The Middle School Student Council is hosting a dance on F...


***Current PSA 7th Grade Families***

Join us in the PSA Gymnasium, Tuesday, November 29 for an updated scoop on what's happening in the 7th grade! We hope to see you there!


The Middle School Student Council is hosting a dance on Friday 12/9, 6pm-8pm. Buy your tickets during lunch starting tomorrow!

We also need your help, please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. You can send items in to room 123 (Bishop, Heracles hall). Thank you!

NOV 14 newsletter 11/17/2022

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Newsletter 11/16/22
Enjoy your break next week!

NOV 14 newsletter PSA Newsletter November 16, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates Thursday, 11/17 6th Grade Information Night, 6-7:30 p.m Friday, 11/18 Mission Design Pizza Sale November 21-25 No School Fall Break. November 29 7th Grade Information Night. PNN PHOENIX NEWS NETWORK Click HERE to watch the student news video.

PSA Veteran’s Day 2022 11/15/2022

PSA Veteran’s Day 2022

PSA would like to honor Veterans for their service. We salute Veterans who have made an immense sacrifice for our country. Thank you! Happy Veterans Day!

PSA Veteran’s Day 2022


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Due to incoming weather related to Tropical Storm Nicole, Palmetto Scholars Academy will cancel all basketball practices for tonight, November 10, 2022. Robotics practice is cancelled, Mr. Frye will be in the Robotics trailer until your child is able to be picked up. After Care will be open at limited capacity, we ask that you pick up your child from After Care as soon as possible.

PSA will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022. The weather make-up day will be announced next week after PSA's Board of Directors approves a calendar amendment. The make-up day will not occur until the spring semester.

Thank you for your understanding, we hope that all of our families stay safe, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in the building on Monday, November 14, 2022.


Kona Ice *CANCELLATION* November 11

In an abundance of caution due to the potential weather that may impact our area from the tropical storm; we have opted to cancel Kona Ice Friday, November 11.


Kanuga update: The group is on the way back, estimated arrival time at school is 4:30 PM.

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Kanuga update - everyone made it safely, and are settling into cabins and activities.


Kona Ice is rolling into PSA on Friday, November 11 from 12-1pm.

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The Kanuga students and chaperones are on the bus and have left PSA!

NOV newsletter 11/07/2022

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Newsletter 11/6/22

NOV newsletter PSA Newsletter November 6, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates Monday, 11/7 8th grade science field trip 8:45 AM-2:30 PM Monday-Wednesday, November 7-9 - 6th & 7th grade class trip to Kanuga Tuesday, 11/ 8 NO SCHOOL, Election Day Wednesday, 11/16 Chromebook Check Day Thursday, 11/17 6th Grade Informati...


*****Attention Current 6th Grade PSA Families***

Want to get an updated scoop on what happens in 6th grade? Come join us for a night of current news, information, and happenings in the 6th grade!

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 6:00pm- 7:30pm
Location: PSA Gymnasium

Hope to see you there!

10.27 newsletter 10/27/2022

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10/27/22 Newsletter

Please see p. 1 for information about the weather make-up day.

10.27 newsletter Page 1 PSA Newsletter October 27, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates Thursday 10/27 Halloween Movie night Friday, 10/28 PLTW Field Trip (7th/8th grade) SENIOR DEADLINE Senior Dual Credit students need to meet with Mr. Beaver prior to Oct. 31 for spring scheduling. Monday, 11/7 8th gr...


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Halloween Movie Night is this Thursday, October 27 at 6 pm. Tickets are available during lunch for $5 and at the door for $7. We will be showing The Nightmare Before Christmas. There will be a fire pit for s’mores and popcorn and snacks available for purchase, which will support High School Student Council.
Siblings under 10 get in free with a parent present!
*If students plan to stay after school for this event, they must report to After Care and pay the daily fee of $10. Students are not allowed to remain on campus unsupervised after 3:30 PM.

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Congratulations to our Cross Country team for a great season that ended on Thursday at the Region Championship! Runners Zoey Gebhart and Ellison Jackson won third and second place individually, and the girls' team brought home the Region trophy.


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PSA families, PowerSchool will be down for scheduled maintenance at the district level. Affected times will be Wednesday, October 19, 2022 3:00 PM - Thursday, October 20, 2022 3:00 AM PT. We know that this is very close to the end of Q1 and not convenient for our staff members or families, but it is not controlled at PSA's level. Please communicate with teachers today and tomorrow about any grade questions that you may have.
Our phone lines were out for a few hours this morning and were just restored, please call back now if you tried to reach us earlier and were unable to get through.

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Newsletter 10/17/22

newsletter10.17.22 Page 1 PSA Newsletter October 17, 2022 Dear PSA Parents, As we approach the end of the first quarter this coming Friday, October 21st, for this 2022-23 school year, I would like to share with you the ‘Communication Map’ that I shared with the entire faculty recently. The pathwa...


*starts slow chant* Kona ICE... Kona ICE... KONA ICE!

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Thank you to our 11th grade Teacher Cadet students for the Treat Trolley on Friday - it was a fun surprise at the end of the week!

10.3 newsletter 10/05/2022

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Newsletter 10/4/22 - Read p. 2 for information about 8th, 10th, & 11th grade students taking the PSAT on October 12, 2022.

10.3 newsletter Page 1 PSA Newsletter October 4, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates October 12, 2022 - PSAT for 8th, 10th, 11th grade October 14, 2022 - LEAP Day October 18, 2022 - ACT for 11th grade (optional) October 21, 2022 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day ANNOUNCEMENTS We are so excited to share t...

PSA Spirit Wear 2022-23 - Cheddar Up 09/28/2022

PSA Spirit Wear 2022-23 - Cheddar Up

Spirit wear is available for a few more days!

PSA Spirit Wear 2022-23 - Cheddar Up **What better way to show your Phoenix pride than by ordering your PSA Spirit Wear today!** **DEADLINE EXTENDED! Last day for ordering is Friday, September 30! **Don't miss out! Projected delivery will be mid-to-late October. Orders will be delivered to your student's advisory, so please make sure t...


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Hello PSA families,

Due to inclement weather from Hurricane Ian, PSA will close at 12:30 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2022. We will follow this bell schedule:

1B 8:25-9:15 AM (no advisory, order lunch during 1B if necessary)

2B 9:20-10:10 AM

3B 10:15-11:05 AM

4B 11:05-11:55 AM

LUNCH 12:00-12:30 PM (CCSD is offering a limited menu of sandwiches.) Students can be picked up as early as 12:00 PM, with middle school students in the back loop and high school pickup in the front parking lot. Please drive slowly in all areas.

All after school events and practices are cancelled, including After Care. All students need to be picked up by 12:45 PM, all faculty will leave campus by 1:00 PM to ensure everyone's safety. We plan to re-open the building Monday, October 3, 2022 as a B Day.


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Good evening PSA families,

Due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Ian, PSA will be closed Friday, September 30, 2022. The building will be closed, and all after school events and practices are cancelled. We will use one weather make-up day on Monday, November 21, 2022.

We plan to re-open the building and resume a normal schedule on Monday, October 3, 2022. If we receive guidance from state agencies about closing for additional days, we will inform you via SwiftReach, our website, and the public page. We cannot fully predict what will happen over the next few days, but we want to give our families adequate notice and time to prepare. Please stay safe.

newsletter 9.25 09/26/2022

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newsletter 9.25 Page 1 PSA Newsletter September 25, 2022 Upcoming Important Dates MAKEUP PICTURE DAY Monday, September 26 is makeup picture day for ID badges and the yearbook. If you did not have your photo taken in the first round, you need to have it done for an ID badge at this time. October...

LEAP Day FAQs 22-23 09/23/2022

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Our first LEAP Day is tomorrow, here are answers to some questions that you may have.

We can't wait to see which house will win Musical Chairs, and all of the fun and connection that the day brings!

LEAP Day FAQs 22-23 What is LEAP Day, anyway? LEAP Day was designed for gifted students to promote passion finding, to increase social emotional intelligence, and build community between students-students, and students-staff. When done INTENTIONALLY, it is what sets PSA apart from other schools. Where can I see my ...

LEAP Day Parent Volunteers!!! 09/15/2022

LEAP Day Parent Volunteers!!!

We are still in need of LEAP Day Volunteers! Sign up below!

Background check link:

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LEAP Day Parent Volunteers!!! NEED PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS?? This is a GREAT way to get them done!! Cover LEAP Day lunch duty!! Volunteers will be provided snacks and drinks. Parents who sign up for 6+ will receive a gift card!! Volunteers must have a background check. Link for background check:


!!!Parent Volunteer Hours Opportunity!!!


*starts slow chant* Kona ICE... Kona ICE... KONA ICE!

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7499 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Wednesday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Thursday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm

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