PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT
“The purpose of the Charter Schools Act is to create a legitimate avenue for parents, teachers, and community members to take responsible risks and create new, innovative, and more flexible ways of educating all children within the public school system.”
Charter Schools operate within a public school district and are open to all eligible students within that district provided space is available to accommodate them.
To learn more about public charter schools in South Carolina, visit these websites:
ALIGNING MONTESSORI AND TESTING
CMCS teachers and department chairs Sarah Wilson and Antoinette Ursits explain the alignment of the Montessori teaching method with SC state standardized testing in a public school setting.
This clip is in response to a question specifically about science and history at the Coastal Montessori Charter School Family Night in January 2013.
Click here to read a letter from CMCS teachers to parents about what standardized testing does not capture (in our students’ own words).