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Carolina Shores Acceleration Academy

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Brand New Public Charter High School Now Open!

At Carolina Shores Acceleration Academy, we offer a blended learning model that allows students to work in person and at home, year-round. With extended on-site hours, students focus on one course at a time and can complete coursework around their schedule. When working from home, students can receive remote support to help keep them on track in their courses. Our unique approach meets each student where they are and provides them the support they need. Let's discover your future together.

14-20 Ages Served
100% Tuition-Free
24/7 Online Flexibility

Is Carolina Shores Acceleration Academy Right For You?

Get to Know Our Director & Board Members

Deirdra Brasch, Ed.D.

Academy Director

CSAA Board Member Aimee Lassor

Aimee Lassor

Board Member


CSAA Board Member Eddie Crosby

Eddie Crosby

Board Member


CSAA Board Member Darryl Brown

Darryl Brown

Board Member


CSAA Board Member Sally-Ann Archie

Sally-Ann Archie

Board Member


CSAA Board Member Carla Ferrette-Clark

Carla Ferrette-Clark

Board Member



Ned Moore

Board Member



Charles "Cobi" Williams

Board Member


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How We're Different

Carolina Shores Acceleration Academy is a public charter school that offers an alternative option for students who need more flexibility and support than what’s typically offered in traditional high schools. Each student receives a personalized learning plan with a flexible mix of online coursework, one-on-one coaching and social-emotional support. We design it all to work with your work and family obligations.

student learning alongside coach

Our Academic Accreditation

Our approach to education isn’t just flexible, it’s backed by Cognia, the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to educational providers. Our Cognia accreditation means that students receive a high-quality, nationally-recognized education. Plus, students that attend an accredited school gain greater access to federal loans, scholarships, post-secondary education and military programs.

Academy Guest speaker talking to students about graphic design career paths

Preparing You For The Future

Our model helps to provide students with a Career and Life Coach who works one-on-one with them to explore and select the right post-graduate career path. We prepare our graduates for internships, college, military service, skilled trades, well-paying jobs, and more! Students can also participate in relevant, hands-on, and engaging Career and Technical Education programs coordinated by their Career & Life coach. In these programs, students can earn industry certifications, gain real-world experience, and graduate confidently knowing their next steps toward a successful life. 

Ready To Enroll?

Enrollment is open and tuition is 100% free. Get started on your enrollment today and begin this exciting journey!

RSVP for an Open House

2024 back-to-school open house events are scheduled for July, August, and September. Register for academy tours, refreshments, enrollment help, and the opportunity to meet our staff and learn what makes our South Carolina public charter school unique.

Where Are We Located?

  1. Carolina Shores Acceleration Academy

    Open in the Galleria shopping center at
    9654 N Kings Hwy, 1st Floor

    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

    Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Phone: 843.867.3575
    Fax: 843-874-3753

Two Students at Miami-Dade Acceleration Academies

Instead of being stuck in these cinder block classrooms with 30 other students where it’s loud and chaotic, I can sit back there and just chill. It’s a very open and accepting environment.

Cassius Murray

Student at our Sister Charter School, Lowcountry Acceleration Academy