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In the eighth grade, advisors begin mapping a student’s course progression toward graduation and help each student set and achieve academic goals.

Specific college-related lessons begin in eighth grade and continue – through classes and advisory – through the twelfth grade.  

We maximize the College Counseling experience in Upper School to ensure each student gains admission to the college or university of his or her choice. We do this by offering several College Information Sessions with representatives from top schools. 

CCS provides information and encouragement for students to start their own application on Coalition (a resume building and college application website), provides practice tests including the PSAT and the ACT Aspire, and offers an on-campus SAT prep class for tenth and eleventh graders. Our College Financial Aid Information Session is held annually for students and guardians.

Our seniors are enrolled in a semester-long College Seminar class providing direct staff support and supervision for the completion of applications. College Seminar provides a collaborative space where we discuss essay writing tips, resume-building ideas, scholarship information, the application process in-depth, and life transition support (such as how to budget money in college, reduce anxiety, and improve study habits). 


The mission of the Charleston Collegiate College Counseling Office (CCO) is to help each student find the most appropriate post-secondary placement. The CCO aims to help students clarify their thinking about post-secondary options, make informed choices, present themselves and their credentials as accurately and professionally as possible, and address any challenges they might encounter.

CCS’s college counselors consider themselves to be advocates for students and partners with parents in the college admission process. The CCO abides by the Principles of Good Practice as defined by the National Association of College Admission Counseling. These include a strict adherence to ethical and respectful behavior by all parties involved in the college admission process.



Charleston Collegiate consistently maintains a 100% college acceptance rate among seniors. The majority of our seniors are accepted at their TOP choice!  Our students have a high success rate of graduating college within four years and many are first generation college students!
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2024 Academy Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506

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