2017-12-08 / Arts & Entertainment

Tuition-free school for the arts open for applicants

By Jessica Mejia

SCGSAH dance performance SCGSAH dance performance The Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, a tuition-free public high school located in Greenville, has begun accepting applications from young artists. The school has various programs in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and the visual arts.

South Carolina residents in sixth grade to 11th grade are eligible to enroll at the school. “We are seeking students who have a passion for their art, who are self-motivated, and driven to pushing their talents further in the pursuit of finding their artistic voice and, potentially, a future career in the arts,” said Dr. Cedric Adderley, Governor’s School for the Arts president. Students are required to pay their own meal plan and resident hall fees, but scholarships are available.

Aside from learning more about their craft, students at the school will receive a nationally-recognized academic education that meets the requirements for a South Carolina high school diploma. Serv- ing over 242 students, the children there “come from all walks of life and some have had no formal arts training prior to attending the Governor’s School,” said Dr. Adderley.

“When they leave here, they are formally-trained artists and scholars in the humanities, many who will have already been acknowledged by national organizations for their talent.”

Tracie Broom, a member of the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation board and alum, believes the school changed her life and thinks it can for others as well.

Applications are due by January 5, 2018, but applicants who submitted a completed application by November 30, 2017 will receive an application fee waiver. For more information, visit www.scgsah.org.

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