Royal Holloway School of the Arts is a proposed school of the visual and performing arts, seeking to serve students in Upstate South Carolina. The proposed program adds an arts conservatory that specializes in the advancement of the Visual & Performing Arts and is focused on developing professional skills necessary for students to thrive while completing higher education arts degrees and programs; or working with arts organizations, and in the entertainment industry.

Royal Holloway School of the Arts aims to be an elite school of the arts in the country, that raises the bar of not only public education, but arts education; and close the achievement gap by offering programming that wholly prepare students mentally, socially, emotionally, and academically for success in life after

Royal Holloway School of the Arts!

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Royal Holloway School of the Arts is applying for authorization to operate as a public school under the authority of .......

Our Authorizer

Royal Holloway School of the Arts is nonsectarian in its programing, admission policies, and operations and admits all eligible students residing in the state of South Carolina. In compliance with all federal and state laws; and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services – there is no administered assessment to determine eligibility.

​          Should the number of applicants exceed the capacity of a program, class, grade level, non-graded education grouping, or building, students must be accepted by lottery, as specified in state guidance. Aside from applicants denied entry by fault of the lottery, applicants serving a current expulsion from another school will be denied admission. 

Board of Trustees

The governance of Royal Holloway School of the Arts is entrusted to a Board of Trustees, which exercise the powers and discharges the duties imposed by South Carolina statutes. The aim of the board of trustees is to create a strong nonprofit organization capable of acting effectively and efficiently in fulfilling the school’s mission.

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Charter School F.A.Q.'s

       The Frequently Asked Questions below were obtained from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

How do I enroll my child in a charter school?
Most charter schools have an enrollment period when parents can submit applications for the school. If there are more applications submitted than seats available, they will hold a randomized blind lottery. 

Do charter schools have attendance boundaries?
Charter schools do not have traditional school boundaries like district schools, which allows many charter schools to attract a diverse student body. Charter schools are restricted by state limits and some have city limits as well. 

Are charter schools non profit?
Yes, the overwhelming majority of charter schools are nonprofit organizations. Some states allow for-profit organizations to manage charter schools, but that accounts for only 12% of charter schools across the country. Regardless, all charter schools are free to attend.

Do charter schools have admission requirements?
No, charter schools do not have admission requirements or entrance exams. Though many charter schools are in high demand and when that demand exceeds the spaces available in the school, a charter school may hold a randomized, blind lottery to determine which students are admitted or may preference students by need or location.


What are some questions to ask when I’m choosing a charter school?
As a parent, make sure you are familiar with the individual objectives and rules affiliated with the specific charter school that you are considering before you enroll your child. The reasons that parents choose charter schools for their children are just as unique as the students themselves. They choose their child’s school for a variety of reasons including strong, dedicated teachers, the school's focus matches their child’s needs, or simply because their child was struggling in their zoned-public school and needed to try something new. Charter schools provide families with options in public education, allowing parents to take a more active role in their child’s education.


What is a charter school authorizer?
Authorizers are the institutions that decide who can start a new charter school, set expectations and oversee school performance, and decide which schools should continue to serve students or not. Depending on state law, authorizers can be school districts, education agencies, independent boards, universities, mayors and municipalities, and not-for-profits.


Do charter schools charge tuition?
No, charter schools are tuition-free, public schools.


What makes charter schools different than other schools?
Each of the more than 7,500 charter schools is unique – both inside and out. Some may focus on college prep, some follow a Montessori curriculum, and others integrate the arts into each subject. Most charter schools are located in urban areas, but there are charter schools in suburban and rural areas as well. Some charter schools require uniforms, others have longer school days, and some teach their entire curriculum in two languages. The possibilities are endless, but charter schools aim to provide a range of options so that parents can choose the school that best fits their child.

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