At Lowcountry Leadership Charter School,  our focus is developing leaders through project-based experiences.  Based on the school-wide curriculum goals that reflect the mission statement, a uniquely designed innovative curriculum framework provides the structure upon which meaningful and engaging lessons and activities are based for every grade. This framework is balanced with quarterly focuses and supporting Project Based Learning (PBL) activities, all aligned with the SC Academic Standards. Quarterly focuses include Lowcountry Regional Awareness, Environmental Issues and Stewardship, the Arts, and Debate/Collaborate/Negotiate, each of which is taught through three PBL projects reflecting a specific theme.

LLCS serves students eligible to attend SC Public Schools for grades K5 - 12th.   Space limitation is the only barrier to entry.  There are no tests or entrance exams to apply.  Click here to learn how to apply to LLCS.

A natural benefit of K through 12 learning is seamless education.  Seamless education provides students with a predictable learning environment where school-wide policies and programs are strategically modified to maintain efficiency and effectiveness for all grade levels.  Age appropriate expectations, consequences, and rewards are tailored for elementary, middle, and high school areas.


The mission of Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is to provide a safe, exceptional academic environment that cultivates independent learning, character enrichment and regional awareness while developing accountable leaders, community stewards, and diverse thinkers through project-based experiences.


The vision of Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is to develop an intrinsic desire and purpose within our students, that will nurture confidence for authentic leadership opportunities to investigate, collaborate, and resolve issues of inquiry, involving all academic disciplines and extracurricular and athletic activities, within an atmosphere of encouragement steeped in high expectations and natural rewards, thereby yielding healthy, well-rounded, moral, accountable, and compassionate advocates of human rights, national resources, independent means, and civic responsibility.

Our commitment to accomplish this vision is based on the following beliefs:
    • Like-Minded Goals
    • Academic Excellence
    • Moral Excellence
    • Project Based Instruction
    • Teachers as Facilitators
    • Students as Mentors
    • Community and business support and involvement


The focus of Lowcountry Leadership Charter is developing leaders through project-based experiences.


Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Lowcountry Leadership Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The LLCS Guidance Counselor has been designated to handle non-discrimination policies. For questions pertaining to Section 504 and Title IX, contact the Guidance Department, at 843-889-5527(LLCS).


Authorized by the State Department of Education and sponsored by the SC Public Charter School District, LLCS was founded on June 25, 2012 and opened one year later for the 2013-2014 school year to 400 students in grades K5 - 9th.  Inaugural year 9th graders matriculate up each year as the first graduating class of LLCS in the year 2017. LLCS is centrally located in Hollywood, SC - a rural town in Charleston County and right in the heart of the lowcountry.  Several county lines are in close proximity and because LLCS is a state charter school, enrollment is open to the entire state, thus eliminating the barrier of neighborhood and county school zoning restrictions.   LLCS creates a safe, diverse learning community that recognizes and values the individual—cognitively, ethically, socially, emotionally, and physically—and provides educational opportunities for each area to grow and be strengthened.


LLCS is accredited by the State of SC and by SACS through AdvancEd.

LLCS is a Title I school.  For more information, click here.