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Welcome to Cherokee Charter Academy

Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens.

Cherokee Charter Academy is a tuition-free public school located in Gaffney. From here, your child can go anywhere. Start your journey today and plant your flag at Cherokee. 


Our Pledge

America was built by hand. That’s how things get done, by doing. The recent pandemic has reminded us all of the effectiveness of hands-on learning. At Cherokee Charter Academy, we respect the fact that students learn best by doing. From here, your child can go anywhere.

Tuition-Free, High-Quality Public Education

Not all public schools are the same. And not all students are the same. At Cherokee Charter Academy, we meet the students where they are. We have smaller class sizes and more one on one time with teachers. We prepare students for life, not just how to pass through but how to succeed.

Mission Statement

Cherokee Charter Academy will continuously develop the next generation of American citizens by developing creative, problem-solving minds through the education of the whole student. Our school will have a challenging learning environment with high expectations set in a creative and caring atmosphere to grow the intellectual, character, physical, social, and emotional sides of all our students.


Safety Is Our Priority

At Cherokee Charter Academy, student safety is our priority. We believe our school uniforms keep our students safe by reducing bullying, eliminating distractions, and keeping students focused on what matters in school the most, which is learning and growing as an individual. Our pledge is to educate our students in a safe and positive learning environment.

Award-Winning School

In January 2023, Cherokee Charter Academy was named a School of Distinction by the Charter Institute at Erskine for outperforming the local public school district in Cherokee County. Read the article from the Gaffney Ledger.

School of Distinction

Cherokee Charter Academy Data Comparison 2021

Our students are not only meeting or exceeding standards in ELA and Math, they are outperforming schools in the surrounding area.

4th Grade

How CCA Measures Up in ELA and Math.

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade ELA

Cherokee At A Glance

State-of-the-Art Facility
Cherokee Charter Academy Enrollment