The History of Clark

In cooperation with Communities In Schools (CIS), the Charleston County School District (CCSD) opened Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy in 1990 as a program affiliated with Burke High School. Originally located in Downtown Charleston, Clark moved to its current location on James Island in 1994. In the ensuing years, Clark has been affiliated with James Island High School as well as functioning as a stand-alone high school. In 2007-2008, Clark became an academic alternative program for high school students across the CCSD. Despite many changes, Clark remains true to its original mission of helping at-risk students earn their high school diplomas and prepare for life beyond high school.

Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy, 1929 Grimball Road, Charleston, SC 29412         phone (843) 762-2774        Fax (843) 762-6218