Meet Sophia

Sophia, 2nd grade

My favorite subject is


What I like most about school is

That I get to learn

When I grow up, I want to be

A therapist for kids with disabilities

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The Plan

This plan represents a bold Vision of excellence for every child in Charleston County.

Its goals and strategies are rooted in a firm belief: with the right supports, high expectations and great teaching, every student can graduate from high school with the skills to succeed in college, the workforce, and life. It’s a Vision of critical importance, because when we get this right, it will transform the lives of students and the future of our entire community.

From 2008-2011, under the leadership of superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley and the Board of Trustees, the Charleston County School District (“CCSD”) saw tremendous progress under its Charleston Achieving Excellence plan. Literacy academies boosted reading levels and narrowed achievement gaps in the early grades. Our high school students out-performed their state-wide peers on English, Algebra and Science courses, and the overall graduation rate increased.

In 2011, CCSD earned its best state report card in history, with a “Good” absolute rating and “Excellent” growth rating. Empowered with a diverse and expanding portfolio of school options, parents bought back into the public schools. CCSD’s enrollment increased for four straight years between 2008 and 2011 following ten years of previous decline. In 2014, the district earned its first “Excellent” absolute rating in history.

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