The Charleston Charter School for Math and Science (CCSMS) is a publicly funded school that focuses on math and science. This academically demanding middle and high school serves nearly 500 students in grades 6–12.

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Riptide Pride

Students can select from a wide variety of sports for each season.

Rivers Education Center

Our High School Building

Our state of the art high school located on the Rivers Education Center campus.


We offer several career pathways which allows students to explore various careers before graduation.

Science Lab In Our Middle School

Our project-based learning model brings math and science to life.

HOSA Club Members 2014-2015

Our HOSA members selling red "No one fights alone" wrist bands for dress down on November 14th was a success. We raised and presented the local Mount Pleasant Leukemia and Lymphoma Society a check for $724.00!

Seniors at the State House

Middle School Pep Rally

We Recycle!

Our Middle School tennis team with Mayor Riley at the newly renovated Jack Adams Tennis facility!

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 Prom Committee Needs Donations!

Prom Committee is in need of some items to help us make decorations! If you can contribute any of the items listed below, please bring them to the front office or to Mrs. Cesar.                      

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Riptide Athletic News

Please see the Riptide Athletic Newsletter from Coach Phillips for the week of March 23rd below!

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HOSA Honors 11th Grader Vivien Coleman!

CCSMS 11th grader Vivien Coleman was honored last night in front of all South Carolina HOSA chapters as being a outstanding HOSA member! She has done so much for the CCSMS chapter, and we are thrilled that she was recognized among her peers.

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Parent Meeting on Tuesday, March 17 for Next Year’s West Coast Trip!

Our High School students have an awesome opportunity to go to the West Coast! Mrs. Papay is inviting ALL HS students to go to California next Spring Break (March 29-April 3, 2016). Mrs. Papay is hosting a parent meeting this Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 6 – 6:30 pm in her classroom, room #204. Parents and students are invited to …

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Parent Survey

Charleston County School District is asking parents to complete a survey about parent engagement at CCSMS. Please take a moment and access this short online survey at the link below to provide us with valuable feedback on how well we are serving the parents and students at Charleston Charter School for Math and Science. PARENTS, VISIT THE SURVEY HERE On …

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Congratulations to Joseph E Curtis!

Joseph Earl Curtis, Jr. is the recipient of the World Affairs Council of Charleston and CresCom Bank Awards for Excellence in Global Studies. Mr. Kyle Ellison nominated Joseph for the award and accompanied him to a ceremony in Joseph’s honor. Congratulations, Joseph!

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Make Up Day March 27th

CCSD has determined that March 27th will be a makeup day for students.  Since we missed an A day, that day will also be an A day, so we will have two A days back to back. That should get both A and B day groups back in sync. The following Monday will be a B day as scheduled on …

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Individual Graduation Plans

Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) Individual Graduation Plans are designed to guide students, grades 8-12, toward their education, career, and employment goals. During your individual Graduation Plan meeting we will discuss general graduation requirements, coursework, and opportunities related to the student’s future goals. IGPs also help students align their high school course with college entrance requirements. These plans are flexible and …

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2015 Committee Information

Please see the document below regarding several CCSMS committees for 2015. If you are interested in participating on a committee, please send an email to

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Changes to CCSMS Bus Routes

Please see the communication below to learn about changes in the CCSMS bus routes.

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