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.

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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Riptide Athletic News

Please see the latest Riptide athletic newsletter from coach Phillips:

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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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Register now for the California Spring Break Trip!

Are YOU interested in the West Coast Adventure Trip to California? Great news! There is still time so REGISTER NOW to save your spot. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Papay at

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Sophomore Class Trip Fundraiser

Please help us raise money for our Sophomore class trip through our fundraiser with Yankee Candle!

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Town Hall Meeting – Next Year’s School Start Time

The CCSMS Board of Directors will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 13th, in the auditorium to discuss the school’s start time. The meeting will take place at 5:30 pm and staff and parents are invited to attend to share their thoughts about the pros and cons of the current school start time versus alternatives that might be considered.

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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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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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