For A Better Tomorrow

From Montessori schools to traditional neighborhood schools, to district-wide magnet and charter schools with various specialty curricula, to after-school enrichment and extension programs, to statewide Governor’s Schools for gifted students, there are numerous options to meet families’ and students’ needs. Community leaders and organizations such as Tri-County Cradle to Career and the Chambers of Commerce are committed to ensuring ongoing community investment in educational excellence.

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International Baccalaureate® (IB) Schools

Aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Programs encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.

Magnet Schools

Have a focused theme and aligned curricula. They are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by school districts or a consortium of districts. Magnet schools are typically more “hands on – minds on” and use an approach to learning that is inquiry or performance/project based. They use state, district, or other established standards in all subject areas; however, they are taught within the overall theme of the school.

Career Academies

A school-within-a-school structure, offering personalized learning environments through curricula combining academic and occupation-related course requirements that promote applied learning and satisfy college entrance requirements. Academies establish partnerships with local employers to build sequences of career awareness and work-based learning opportunities for their students.

This region offers some of best performing schools in South Carolina. All four public school districts received an Excellent rating on the School Report Card issued by the SC Department of Education. These districts support 150+ public schools and serve 106,000+ students.

Berkeley County
Charleston County
Dorchester District 2
Dorchester District 4