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.

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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 2013-14

Seniors at the State House

Middle School Pep Rally

We Recycle!

Fall Festival

Bridge Competition Winners

Middle School students competed in a Bridge Building competition in February 2014. They won in several categories.

Lightning Queens Lego Team

Our All Girls Lego Team!

Riverdogs Game

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

  Riptide Athletic News – April 21 to 27, 2014 Mark your calendars!!! IMPORTANT RIPTIDE ATHLETIC DATES:                    April 26, 2014 – Football “fitting” day for all students that are going to participate on our Middle School & JV High School football teams.                                                                                                                           athletic letter head football fitting flier 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       May May10, 2014 – MUSC will conduct FREE  Athletic Physicals for …

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Board Meeting 4/21/14

There will be a regularly scheduled board meeting on April 21st at 6:00 pm. The agenda is below:   Meeting Agenda April 21 2014

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MUSC to offer FREE Sports Physicals for 2014-15 School Year

MUSC  in conjunction with the Riptide Athletic Department have organized and will offer ALL student athletes a FREE  Physical for the 2014-15  school year. On May 10, 2014 from 10-2:00 at the James Island MUSC Clinic  will be open for CCSMS student-athletes. The Flier from MUSC and the NEW SCHSL  Mandatory Athletic Paperwork is below!  

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PTO Announcements

Many thanks to the fabulous chili chefs, donors and volunteers that made our annual Chili Cook Off a wonderful success! Our Top Chili Winners were: 1st Place – Mimi Dorman 2nd Place – Don Duncan 3rd Place – Maggi Gerhard (Isabel Del Mastro’s Grandmother) Top Teacher Chili – The Wolfreys The PTO Board meeting originally scheduled for April 9th has …

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College of the Week

EMORY and HENRY COLLEGE – Emory, VA: This fine small college (1,000 students) located in rural southwest Virginia, has many virtues that serve students well.  It has a strong learning resource center and its own radio station.  On-campus housing is guaranteed for all 4 years, and the graduation rate after 4 years is high.  Economics, business, and biology are the …

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Schedule of Dress Down Days

Schedule of Dress Down Days   April 25th   May 9th and 23rd

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