October 2016  
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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

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

School Hours for 2016 - 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

School Tours
September 19th & 27th at 8:45 am
October 14th at 10:00 am
October 3rd, 17th & 24th at 8:45 am
November 11th at 10:00 am
November 7th, 15th & 28th at 8:45 am
December 9th at 10:00 am
December 12th at 8:45 am


Posted on 02/04/2017
Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. This year's theme is "What is Your Story?" You can visit the SC PTA website (http://www.scpta.org/main.php?pid=3) for more information and official rules.   READ MORE...
Side by Side Orchestra Concert
Posted on 10/19/2016
Side by Side Orchestra Concert on October 20th featuring songs from James Bond films  READ MORE...
October 21st is a school day!
Posted on 10/19/2016
Makeup day October 21st 
Book Fair Flying Through the Media Center
Fall Book Fair in the Media Center
Posted on 10/18/2016
Fall Book Fair in the Media Center 
Piano Jazz at The Mezz
Posted on 10/03/2016
Our JAZZ PIANO STUDENTS will perform this SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (and every Sunday in October) at The Mezz (276 King Street, downtown) at 6:30 pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 843-853-4515. DON'T MISS THIS!  READ MORE...