• It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website/school. Horry County Schools takes great pride in offering our students numerous choices and pathways along their preK-12 school career. Attending the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology in the STEM and/or majors program helps to chart you a course of new opportunities to reach higher educational success as well as to potentially giving you an early connection to a profession you want to pursue.

    What a wonderful opportunity I have been afforded to come to AAST to serve this year as its interim David Stoudenmire principal. We all miss Ms. Robin Jones, who was a dedicated leader and friend serving many years as its principal. We wish her much happiness and success in her new educational endeavor.

    The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a rigorous, challenging, and meaningful education. Through the partnerships I have seen at the school and with our parents and business community, I believe the student body at AAST is positioned for a major jumpstart on their future educational and professional successes. The students at AAST are some of the most mature, motivated, and caring individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting. Our parents and guardians are dedicated to their children and to this school. We can’t begin to thank each enough. Your many acts of kindness are appreciated!

    As I have gotten to know more about this school, it is obvious why I see the slogan, “realize the possibilities”. It is exciting to see students, faculty, and staff all excited and striving each day to succeed in putting possibilities into action. Enjoy our website and do not hesitate to call or visit us for further information.


    David Stoudenmire

    Interim Principal