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

Office hours: 7:30- 4:00
(during the school year)

Office number:  843-529-4990
Fax: 843-529-4991


Ashlee Ratigan - School of  the Arts Dance Teacher
SC Dance Educator of the Year Announced
Posted on 10/16/2014
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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
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.  READ MORE...