The Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology (AAST) is a STEM focused program school located in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Approximately 700 Students from the nine feeder high schools in Horry County, SC community attend AAST. All students enter through an application process. AAST is a 9 - 12 STEM school organized around specific career majors. AAST's mission is to ensure that students are successfully prepared to enter their career of choice or next level of education in pursuit of life goals through personalized, integrated, technologically-supported, standards - based programs of study in the STEM/ STEAM career areas. 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 areas. AAST been recognized as a New American High School, a National Blue Ribbon School, and American School Boards Association's Magna Award finalist, and a SREB High Schools That Work Platinum Pacesetter School in 2014. AAST's student ACT and SAT average scores are consistently above the state and national average.