The Soulsville Charter School is a public, tuition-free charter school founded in 2005 with sixty 6th graders, the school has grown to a full 6th to 12th-grade middle and high school serving more than 650 students. Since our first graduating class of 2012, 100 percent of seniors have been accepted to college and/or post-secondary educational institutions. Students are ushered through college admissions, scholarship applications, financial aid, and matriculation processes. Even after they graduate high school, all TSCS alumni receive support from TSCS in successfully completing their chosen postsecondary pathway.
Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and life in an academically rigorous, music-rich environment. Our core values are Community, Respect, Integrity, Scholarship, and Empathy.
We believe that “As a Community, we RISE” (Respect, Integrity, Scholarship, and Empathy). The Soulsville Charter School is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by Memphis-Shelby County Schools through the Tennessee Department of Education.
OUR CORE VALUES
“AS A COMMUNITY, WE RISE”
PARTNERSHIP WITH SOULSVILLE FOUNDATION
The Soulsville Charter School is located in South Memphis, within the neighborhood known as Soulsville, USA. The campus is vibrant and engaging, sharing several city blocks with the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Stax Music Academy.
While the main focus of The Soulsville Charter School is on traditional core academics, we also provide intensive music education. Our offerings are based on proof that musical education greatly enhances general education. All students have access to the following music focus areas: String Orchestra, Band, Choir, Music Theory and History. Some students choose to participate in multiple Soulsville music classes.
Our partnership with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra has afforded students special opportunities, including receiving small group instruction, playing alongside the professionals on stage, performing for former First Lady Laura Bush and R&B icon John Legend, and attending rehearsals and concerts with world-renowned musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma.