School Counseling

School of the Arts School Counseling Department

The SOA Counseling Department has been named a RAMP Program. This is a national recognition by the American School Counseling Association. We are the first in CCSD  to receive this prestigious national award.

Vision of SOA School Counseling Department
All students at Charleston County School of the Arts are academically talented learners who will graduate with the knowledge and artistic skills to succeed in college or a conservatory, and prepared to meet the needs of the 21st Century global workforce. All students participate in a meticulous core curriculum supported by the comprehensive school counseling program that facilitates strategic partnerships between the school, family and community. As successful, life-long inquires and productive citizens, our students achieve their fullest potential, making a positive difference in our school and community. 


                             Marcellus J. Holt, Director of School Counseling 
                             Last Names: A-E
                             (843) 746-6379
      Diane Hansford, Counselor & Testing Coordinator
      Last Names: F-L
                              (843) 746-6376
       Eyamba Williams, School Counselor
                              Last Names: M-Z
                              (843) 746-6377

                              Rachael Stallsmith, School Counselor
                              Students: 6th-8th
                              (843) 746-6362

Charleston County School of the Arts Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of Charleston County School of the Arts Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that empowers all students while embracing their individual artistic differences. In partnership with administrators, teachers, parents, and key stakeholders, school counselors provide a continuum of support for academic achievement, career and personal/social development; simultaneously, preparing all students to compete in a global economy and make a positive contribution to our community.