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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.



PSA's office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will be closed July 1-5.

Have a great summer!


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

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PSA is excited to welcome our new staff members for the 2024-2025 school year. Please take a moment to "meet" these fantastic new team members. We will release new press releases on Fridays throughout the summer. 

Mr. Calvin Logan - Math Teacher

Mrs. Caitlyn Johnson - Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Philip Keefe - Athletic Director

Ms. Olivia Ladines - Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Ivette Skonieczny - Assistant Principal

Read More about 24-25 PSA Staff Press Releases
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Palmetto Scholars Academy presents a lively performance of Jazz standards, Blues, Funk, and Latin Jams for your entertainment at Coastal Coffee Roasters, on Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please come out to enjoy coffee, snacks, and the beautiful sounds of music and to support PSA's wonderful band!

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