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Fort Dorchester High School

8500 Patriot Blvd
North Charleston,  SC 29420

Phone: (843) 760-4450



Fort Dorchester High School is a public high school located in North Charleston, South Carolina and is one of the three high schools in Dorchester School District Two.AcademicsThe school offers Honors and Advanced Placement elective courses for students. It also offers the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Advanced Placement is offered for AP Physics 1, Calculus AB, English Language, English Literature, European History, US History, US Government, Computer Science A, and numerous college-level art classes for students.Fine ArtsThe school has a wide range of fine arts. Fort Dorchester offers chorus, theatre, art, photography, dance, and much more. The band program at Fort Dorchester offers concert band, jazz band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, percussion ensemble, world percussion, indoor percussion, winter guard and marching band. The indoor percussion and winter guard place 1st and the CWEA championships in 2015.AthleticsFort Dorchester High School's mascot is the Patriot, and its colors are red, blue, and silver. Their rivals are Summerville High School, and Ashley Ridge High School. The football team went 15-0 and won their first ever 4A State Championship for their 2015 season.Notable alumni Robert Quinn Carlos Dunlap Byron MaxwellDemographicsTo ease over crowding in Fort Dorchester the district built the new Ashley Ridge High School, which opened in fall 2008. Fort Dorchester was built to hold 2,300 students.

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