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PSA Ranked #1 Charter School in S.C.

Palmetto Scholars Academy is proud to announce that US News and World Report has ranked our high school #1 among all Charter High Schools in South Carolina and #4 among all high schools in the state! 

The US News and World Report evaluated nearly 17,660 schools nationwide on six essential factors, including their performance on state assessments and their ability to prepare students for college. This accolade is a tremendous testament to PSA's commitment to academic excellence and student success. Palmetto Scholars Academy continues to set the standard for excellence in education, offering a rigorous curriculum, a supportive learning environment, and opportunities for students to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.


Mission & Philosophy

Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) is a public charter school designed to discover, nurture, and optimize the full potential of intellectually gifted 6th-12th grade students.

Located in North Charleston, SC, Palmetto Scholars Academy is a Charter day school for gifted students. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

News & Announcements

Important Reminder

Tomorrow is the first day of our important middle school testing events. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to capture a snapshot of all they have learned!

There are a few things you can do to make sure tomorrow is an optimal experience for your child.

  • Send them with their fully charged Chromebook and charger.
  • Make sure they get a good night's rest.
  • Ensure they eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Arrive at school on time.

Middle school testing will occur on May 14, 15, 20, 21, and 24. We appreciate your partnership in making each of these events rewarding experiences for your child! 


Thank you!

Dr. Zerbst

Principal - PSA

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