Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

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Basic Information

Address: 895 International Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
County: South Carolina
School District: Horry County Schools
Phone Number: 843-903-8460
Fax Number: 843-903-8461
Principal: Robin Hubbard Jones

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Additional Information

School Type: 9-12 High School and Career and Technical Education
Accreditation: AdvancED STEM 9-12
NCES District ID: 4502490
NCES School ID: 450249000647
State District ID: 2601
State School ID: 996
Founded: 1996
Ages/Grades: 9-12
School Schedule (Hours in a Day): 8:15am-2:45am
School days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: Non- Specific
School Mascot: Koi Fish
Cluster: STEM

Myrtle Beach SC - School Represents students from across Horry County.

School Size: 700
Classroom Size: 44 class rooms
Student/Teacher Ratio: 21.5:1

STEM, Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Advanced Visual Arts, Computer Science, Entertainment Technology, Digital Arts & Web Communications, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Theatre Arts


AAST Students are able to take courses in all academic disciplines at the college-prep through Advance Placement and dual enrollment college courses. The STEM studies program allows students entering the 9th grade to accelerate their course work in Math and Science based individual desire and aptitude. The career majors program consists of seven majors which include, Advanced Art, Theatre, Digital Communications, Entertainment Technology, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Engineering, and Computer Science . Four of the career majors are encompassed under the STEM program of study; however, AAST’s program design recognizes that students’ interests in STEM areas are greatly enhanced when they are offered the opportunity to explore arts and humanities electives to support their interest in pursuing careers in STEM/STEAM innovation. They embrace the concept that discovery is part of the process of science and that invention and creativity are required for innovation to occur.

School Performance: AAST is a high performing school. In 2014-15 year-end reporting, AAST had 100% passage rate for the state End-of Course testing for ( English, Algebra, Biology) and 95% in US History. SAT average of 1607 on the three part test ( top 6 in the state); ACT average of 23.7. The AP course pass rate was 87% overall with 12 AP courses. In 2015-16 the school offers 13 AP courses.
Percentage of Graduating Class: AAST had a 97.5% graduation rate in 2015
Support Services:

The school offers support for students served under IDEA, 504 and ELL.

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

AAST is a technology rich environment with a 1:1 personalized learning device program using the Dell Venue. AAST's Career and Technology (CATE)Programs are supported through Federal Perkins grant to maintain industry current technology in the 5 CATE majors ( Computer Science, Entertainment Technology, Digital Arts & Web Communications, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine). Additional corporate sponsored technology is integraed throughout the school for students use. The media center offers a "Maker Space" with a Glow forge, a 3-D Printer, and a technology lab with design software available to students.

School Championships:

AAST is a program school ( Magnet School format) and student represent 10 base high schools. The base schools have athletic teams. AAST has won many school championships in the FIRST Robotics competitions team #1287 Aluminum Assault ( Winning alliance team in 2015 North Carolina Regional), Corporate sponsored competitions such as the Verizon App Challenge ( state winning teams in 2014 & 2015), Technology Students Association (TSA) competitions, local and state Theatre and Visual Arts competitions, and a myriad of other state and national competitions have been won by individual students.

School Clubs:

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society
Science National Honor Society
National BETA Club
Math Honor Society ( to be charter as Mu Alpha Theta in 2016)
National Technical Honor Society
National Honor Society
National Art Honor Society
International Thespian Society
FIRST Robotics
Mind Craft Club
Anime Club
Tree Huggers ( recycling club)
Music Club
Dance Club
Interact Club

Notable Graduates:

Not available

Admissions Deadline: Typically the admissions application deadline is the first Friday in February of the year prior to entrance
Mission Statement:

The mission of the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology, a 9-12 STEM school organized around specific career majors, is to ensure that our students are successfully prepared to enter their career choice or next level of education in pursuit of life goals through personalized, integrated, technology supported, standards-based programs of study.