Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School

School News & Announcements

  • Survey for 2021-2022 Academic Calendar options

    the Board of Trustees approved two options for the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar for consideration and feedback from staff members, parents/guardians, and community members. Please take a brief survey to vote on one of the two options for the next school year, available on our district website at You can review the calendar options, comparisons, and requirements for the academic calendar along with the survey. This survey will be open today through Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. The finalized calendar will be posted on the district website after the Board members make their final decision.

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  • News 2 Cool Teacher of the Week

    Check out Mrs. Schwartz in her WCBD News 2 Cool School Teacher segment.

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  • Last day to buy your yearbook!

    Today is the last day to buy a yearbook

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  • CCSD launches new mobile app

    Charleston County School District (CCSD) has launched the new CCSD Mobile App this week, where parents, students, and the community can find the latest news and information using their smartphones and mobile devices. CCSD has expanded its communications outreach with a free mobile app that is now available in the online Apple App and Google Play app stores.

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    Michelle Conner, Principal

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    Welcome to Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary! We are a K-5 full magnet, serving students and families in the West Ashley area of Charleston. Ashley River was founded in 1984, with the mission of educating all students using an arts integrated approach to teaching. We follow the state standards for curriculum and instruction, in academics as well as visual and performing arts. Our program is exciting, engaging and proven to help students be successful in becoming College and Career Ready.