Important School Facts



Classes will begin each morning at 7:45 a.m., and front-door drop-off will begin at 7:15 a.m. for students who go directly to their classrooms.  Car riders will be permitted to go to breakfast if dropped off by 7:30 a.m. 

Students will be dismissed each afternoon at 2:35 p.m.  After-school programs are available at the Island Recreation Center, which will send a staff member to walk our students to the Rec Center at dismissal time.  Transportation will be provided to the Boys and Girls Club and the Children’s Center.  For more information, please call the school office at 843-342-4380.

We welcome new students to Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts anytime throughout the year. New families to the Beaufort County School District can stop at the office for a registration packet or download one by clicking on the link below. After completing the enrollment packet you are asked to bring it to the office with the student's birth certificate, immunization record, social security card and proof of residency. For students that are currently enrolled in a Beaufort County School and move to our attendance area parents only have to update the first page of the enrollment packet and provide proof of residency at registration.

When all information is given to, and processed by the data Specialist Mr. Nilo Rosado, a start date for the student will be given. This is usually the following day. This gives the school time to notify the new teachers, place the student in a homeroom, develop a schedule and prepare a desk and materials.

Contact Nilo Rosado at 843-342-4380 for more information.
Dress Code and Uniform Information
Please click here for the Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts uniform policy.
School Rules and Behavior Plan
To ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment, students are expected to follow the rules and behavior expectations outlined by their classroom teachers. See the Code of Student Conduct for more information.



The school day at HHIESCA begins at 7:45 AM and ends at 2:35 PM. A student is considered tardy if not seated in the classroom at 7:45 AM each day. Five tardies will result in a social worker referral.

Student Code of Conduct

The purpose of this Code of Student Conduct is to ensure that all students understand their rights and responsibilities, as well as the procedures for dealing with any violations. In addition, this Code of Student Conduct identifies classifications of violations and standard disciplinary actions and procedures. 

For more information, visit the Beaufort County School District website.


Beaufort County School District Information Hotline: 1-877-527-4200.

In the event of school closing, HHIESCA will post a recording with school closing and reopening information using the School Messenger System via phone and email. Please update your contact information with the school office. 

Official school closings will be announced on local radio stations. Please monitor more than one station for announcements.

School Report Card
School and district report cards are part of the state's education accountability system.
For more information, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.