July 2014  
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From the Principal

Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) offers students rich and intensive instruction in eight art majors in a unique sixth through twelfth grade setting.  Students may apply and audition for two areas, and once accepted into a major, spend one-fourth of their day with dynamic teachers in that art area. Art majors include instrumental band, creative writing, dance, piano, string orchestra, theater, visual art and vocal music.  SOA’s students excel at the local, state and national level, earning awards, scholarships, and the respect of audience members, peers, and patrons of the arts.


Students also participate in an appropriately challenging academic curriculum that includes college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Clubs, community service, and unique school events tailored to meet the interests of young artists, provide additional opportunities for expression and involvement. We want our students to maximize their potential and then find out how their art can impact the world around them. At SOA we believe art makes a difference!


Shannon Cook

Our office hours are 7:30-4:30 (during the school year)
Office number is 843-529-4990. FAX 843-529-4991.



We are pleased to announce that the following students have earned NATIONAL MEDALS in the 2014 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS, presented by the ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS & WRITERS- CREATIVE WRITING: Bailey Abedon, George Counts, Conor Gatton, Jordan DiGregorio, Dmitri Grigorieff, Malayesia Hubbard, Kathleen Kitrell, Elizabeth Kurtz (2 awards), Harris Lynam, Astrid McGlone, Liv Provosty, Cora Schipa (2 awards), Madison Seabrook, Troy Smith, Kelsey Stewart, Courtney Wickstrom, and in VISUAL ARTS : Amanda Kasman and Teagan Prichard. Their work was selected by creative professionals as the most accomplished in the nation. This year, 255,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 2,068 were recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on June 6 and to participate in showcase events at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. We’re proud to have these students represent our school in this year’s National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.