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.

Riptide Athletic News

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Medication Pickup

Attention parents and guardians: If your child has medication in the nurse’s office, please be sure to come and sign it out before June 4th. Medication will not be given to students to take home. Any medication that is left after June 4th, will be disposed of. Thank you!

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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda for May 18th

See below for the Board of Directors Meeting Agenda for May 18th, 2015.  

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CCSMS Board Election Application Form

Please see the below for an application and link to run in the 2015 CCSMS Board of Directors election. Downloadable link: 2015-May-Annual-Election-Application-Form (1)

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Riptide Athletic News

Please see below for the latest Riptide Athletics newsletter from Coach Phillips!

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California Spring Break Trip Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting for the California Trip on May 5th from 6:00-6:30pm in Mrs. Papay’s room (204). All are welcome to learn more about the trip and voice any questions or concerns. See you then. – Mrs. Papay

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Great coverage on One of Our Own

Please see the link below: As always, nice work, Matt! Thank you for all that you’re doing for students in and out of the classroom.

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Board of Diectors Meeting Agenda for April 20

Please see the meeting agenda and attachments for the April 20th CCSMS Board of Directors meeting below:

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ACT and WorkKeys Tests

Parents and students please be reminded that the ACT and WorkKeys test will be given on Tuesday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 29th.  All 3rd year high school students are required to take these assessments.   What is the ACT? The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science plus …

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ACT Aspire

ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 6-8 over three days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30, and Science will be administered Friday, May 1. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To …

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