• Charleston School of the Arts

  • Background Information

  • Charleston School of the Arts Principal: Dr. Shannon Cook
    Address: 5109-B West Enterprise Street
    City & Zipcode: North Charleston, SC 29405
    Phone: (843) 529-4990
    Fax: (843) 529-4991
    Website: soa.ccsdschools.com
    Email: shannon_cook@charleston.k12.sc.us
    Grades: 6th - 12th
    Type of School: Countywide Magnet
    Enrollment: 1112
    Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

  • School Category: Countywide Magnet with Admission Criteria

  • Focus/Description

    Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) offers students rich and intensive instruction in eight art majors in middle school and nine art majors in high school. 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!

    Application Grades: 6-12

  • School Overview