The Charleston Charter School for Math and Science offers an advanced curriculum in science and mathematics to 6th to 12th grade scholars living in Charleston County.
Our project-based learning model brings math and science to life and provides a hands-on curriculum that utilizes the best of the Lowcountry’s scientific and natural resources.
In addition to core curriculum classes, courses are offered in six career pathways.
The Mission of Charleston Math and Science is to educate students for success in college and careers by providing an innovative learning environment that is academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable.
The purpose of CCSMS is to provide unique opportunities in STEM related academic fields and careers for our diverse learners.
Early in the process of creating CCSMS it was decided that the school should focus on math and science for many reasons. Educators stress that these subject areas require extra preparation in both middle and high school. Students who receive extra preparation in both math and science will become more successful in college and have more career opportunities. Consequently, Charlestonians, South Carolinians, and Americans will benefit from increased levels of student achievement.
- Improve student learning and increase learning opportunities for students.
- Help our students become competitive in the global economy.
- Encourage the use of a variety of productive teaching methods.
- Establish new forms of accountability for schools and assist South Carolina in reaching academic excellence.
- Create new professional opportunities for teachers, including empowering them to be responsible for the learning programs at CCSMS.
Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CCSMS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CCSMS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Diverse learning community that supports and celebrates enthusiasm for lifelong learning
CCSMS provides a STEM focused education in a culturally diverse and experiential learning environment. We believe every child can reach their potential with the support of compassionate adults, so we’ve created a school to nurture and engage different types of learners and thinkers. Our community offers small class sizes and pioneering instructional approaches to shape innovators and forward-thinking leaders. Charleston Charter School for Math and Science is closing opportunity and achievement gaps and we are committed to preparing our students for 21st century careers.