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.

Agenda for the November 16th Board of Directors Meeting

Please see the agenda for the November 16th Board of Directors meeting posted below: Meeting Agenda – November 16 2015

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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Notice for Directory Information

Please see the below attachment for important FERPA information. Media Release (FERPA)

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Agenda for October 27th Board of Directors Special Meeting

Please see the meeting agenda below. Special Meeting Agenda – October 27, 2015

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Athletics News

Please see below for this week’s Riptide Athletics news letter from Coach Phillips!

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Agenda for October 19 Board of Directors Meeting

Please see the agenda below:

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Make-up Days for Weather Cancellations

CCSD has announced the following days as make-up days for the three days that we missed school due to the flooding: October 23 November 3 March 25 Each of these days were originally scheduled to be days with no students, but we will now use them as regular school days to make up for the days that were cancelled earlier …

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October 6th School Closure

CCSMS will be closed on Tuesday, October 6th, due to continued flooding.

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October 5th School Closure

CCSMS will be closed on Monday, October 5th due to flooding.

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October 2nd School Closure

Due to inclement weather and the likelihood of road closures throughout Charleston County, CCSMS will be closed Friday, October 2.  

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Middle School New Parent Information Meeting Cancelled

Due to road closures downtown and anticipated low turnout due to the flooding, we are cancelling the Middle School Parent Information Meeting scheduled for tonight.

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