A charter school open to students across the Lowcountry that targets gifted and talented students is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year.

Palmetto Scholars Academy is in North Charleston, but any South Carolina sixth- through 11th-grade student can apply. The school was rated a perfect 100 under the federal accountability system, and it earned an “excellent” rating on its state report card.

A lottery will be held for each grade level that has more applications than it has spaces available.

All applications received by midnight on Feb. 8 will be eligible for the lottery.

The school will host eight open houses for potential students and their families at its campus, 2415 Avenue F.

Those dates and times are 10 a.m. Jan. 5; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10; 10 a.m. Jan. 12; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15; 10 a.m. Jan. 19; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23; 10 a.m Jan. 26.; and 10 a.m. Feb. 2.

For more information or to download a school application, go to www.palmettoscholars academy.org.