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.

Special Board Meeting Monday, September 29th

The voting members of the Board of Directors have determined that a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors in necessary to address personnel and contract matters in executive session, and that meeting has been set for Monday September 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Conference Room.  As this meeting involves predominantly executive session matters and will likely have only a …

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Student Leadership Workshops

SADDLE UP FOR LEADERSHIP! LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS TO BE HELD AT ACADEMIC MAGNET OCTOBER 24TH.  CCSMS Middle School Student council members are invited to attend District One’s Rally which will be held October 24th at Academic Magnet High school. Students will work with other students from the county in a workshop forum to tackle subjects like school spirit, bonding & fundraising! MSSC Officers are required …

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Riptide Athletic News

Riptide Athletic News – September 22 to 28, 2014 Hello Riptide Nation! Our fall teams have been working extremely hard thus far this season. We have reached the mid-way point and our varsity teams will begin the Region VI portion of their schedule while a few other varsity teams begin attempting to qualify for state play-off appearances! FIGHT ON RIPTIDE!!! …

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September 22, 2014 Ripcurrent Newsletter

Please click the link below for the September 22, 2014 RIPCURRENT. RIPCURRENT SEPT 22 2014

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Please sign the petition!

Please click the link below and sign the petition to support the expansion of Lowcountry Tech Academy from its current facilities into the proposed three Charleston County High Schools, (North Charleston, West Ashley and Burke). Petition Thank you for your support!

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Board Meeting Agenda for September 15, 2014

Please click the below link for the board meeting agenda for Monday, September 15, 2014. Meeting Agenda – September 15 2014

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Application for the 2015-2016 School Year has posted

Please click the link below to access the application form for the 2015-2016 school year. CCSMS 2015-2016 Application Please print in pen or type your responses.  Hand deliver a printed application to the school and contact the school with any questions.  No faxes, mail or emails accepted. All applications must be hand delivered by Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:00 …

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Update from Nurse Randazzo in regards to EV-D68

September 10, 2014 Parents and Guardians; As reported from DHEC that there have been suspected cases of EV-D68 in South Carolina, none have been confirmed at this time. Clinical findings of EV-D68 have been described as new-onset wheezing, asthma exacerbation and severe respiratory illness requiring hospitalization in those without a history of respiratory illness. Please continue to promote careful hand …

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Middle School Event Dates, After School Dance Help Needed & Middle School Student Council Officer Election Application

Middle School Event Dates, After School Dance Help Needed & Middle School Student Council Officer Election Application CCSMS Middle School Student Council sponsors many events through out the year. In order for those events to happen we rely on Parent volunteers and donations every year. We are looking forward to this year and thank you in advance for all of …

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Save on Fees for the 2015-2016 School Year

SAVE ON FEES FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR: Parents who currently have a youngster enrolled at CCSMS are able to save on fees for the next school year. Parents are able to pay $40.00 in December, 2014 and another $40.00 in March, 2015 can save at least $20.00 in fees. Please note that this advanced payment plan is for each student …

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