Thank you for your interest in the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities! We offer a variety of arts-intensive programs for 7th-12th-grade students, including our Residential High School and summer programs that provide training in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts. 

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When To Apply By Grade Level

6th-Grade Students

     > Summer Dance Program

This intensive five-week summer program offers rising 7th-12th-grade students (who apply during their 6th-11th grade school year) pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary dance component. Students must be 12-years-old by June 1, 2019 to attend. Learn more about our Summer Dance Program.

  • Program Dates: June 16 - July 20, 2019 
  • Application Deadline:
    • October 5, 2018 for Early Decision Dance
    • November 30, 2018 for application fee waiver
    • January 4, 2019 for the final deadline
  • Program Fee: $2100, plus $25 application fee. Financial aid is available. 
  • Out-of-state students can apply for this program.

7th and 8th-Grade Students

> Arts Odyssey Program 

This one-week summer program for rising 8th and 9th-grade students, who apply in the 7th or 8th grade, offers an intensive arts exploration in Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts.

  • Students can apply for up to two art areas, but can only attend for one.
  • Students do not audition for this program.
  • Program Dates: June 16 - 22  or  June 23 - 29. Students can only attend for one week.
  • Application Deadline: November 30th. Applications received after this date will only be considered if space is available.
  • Program Fee: $500. Financial aid is available.
  • Only South Carolina residents are eligible to apply.
    > Summer Dance Program

    This intensive five-week summer program offers rising 7th-12th-grade students (who apply during their 6th-11th grade school year) pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary dance component. Learn more about our Summer Dance Program.

    • Program Dates: June 16 - July 20, 2019 
    • Application Deadline:
      • October 5, 2018 for Early Decision Dance
      • November 30, 2018 for application fee waiver
      • January 4, 2019 for the final deadline
    • Program Fee: $2100, plus $25 application fee. Financial aid is available. 
    • Out-of-state students can apply for this program.

      9th-Grade Students

      > Academy Program

      This two-week summer program is for rising 10th-grade students who desire intensive training in Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts. The curriculum incorporates studio work, self-directed studies, performance, field trips, lectures and presentations by faculty and guest artists.

      • Students can apply for up to two art areas, and do not audition for this program.
      • Dates: July 7 - 20
      • Application Deadlines:
        • November 30 - To receive application fee waiver
        • January 4, 2019 - Final deadline
      • Program Fee: $500. Financial aid is available.
      • Only South Carolina residents are eligible to apply.
      > Summer Dance Program

      This intensive five-week summer program offers rising 7th-12th-grade students (who apply during their 6th-11th grade school year) pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary dance component. Learn more about our Summer Dance Program.

      • Program Dates: June 16 - July 20, 2019 
      • Application Deadlines:
        • October 5, 2018 for Early Decision Dance
        • November 30, 2018 for application fee waiver
        • January 4, 2019 for the final deadline
      • Program Fee: $2100, plus $25 application fee. Financial aid is available. 
      • Out-of-state students can apply for this program.
      > Residential High School - Dance and Music

      The Residential High School Dance Department offers a three-year program that accepts 10th-grade students who apply in the 9th grade. Learn more about the high school Dance Program.

      The Music Department accepts especially talented and mature 9th-grade students for the 10th grade Instrumental Early Admission (IEA) program. Learn more about our high school Music program.

      • Students live on campus throughout the typical school year.
      • Students can apply for up to two programs, but can only attend for one.
      • All students audition to attend.
      • Application Deadlines:
        • October 5, 2018 - For Early Decision Dance
        • November 30, 2018 - To receive the application fee waiver
        • January 4, 2019 - Final deadline for all applications
      • Program Fees: Tuition is free. There is a meal plan fee of $3,450 and a residence hall fee of $150. Financial aid is available.
      • Only South Carolina residents are eligible to apply.

      10th-Grade Students

      > Residential High School

      The Residential High School serves juniors and seniors, as well as sophomores in Music and Dance, providing pre-professional arts training along with a nationally-recognized high school education. Learn more about our high school Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts programs.

      • Students live on campus throughout the school year.
      • Students can apply for up to two programs, but can only attend for one.
      • All students audition to attend.
      • Application Deadlines:
        • October 5, 2018 - For Early Decision Dance
        • November 30, 2018 - To receive the application fee waiver
        • January 4, 2019 - Final deadline for all applications
      • Program Fees: Tuition is free. There is a meal plan fee of $3,450 and a residence hall fee of $150. Financial aid is available.
      • Only South Carolina residents are eligible to apply.
      > Summer Dance Program

      This intensive five-week summer program offers rising 7th-12th-grade students (who apply during their 6th-11th grade school year) pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary dance component.  Learn more about our Summer Dance Program.

      • Program Dates: June 16 - July 20, 2019 
      • Application Deadline:
        • October 5, 2018 for Early Decision Dance
        • November 30, 2018 for application fee waiver
        • January 4, 2019 for the final deadline
      • Program Fee: $2100, plus $25 application fee. Financial aid is available. 
      • Out-of-state students can apply for this program.

      11th-Grade Students

      > Summer Dance Program

      This intensive five-week summer program offers rising 7th-12th-grade students (who apply during their 6th-11th grade school year) pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary dance component.  Learn more about our Summer Dance Program.

      • Program Dates: June 16 - July 20, 2019 
      • Application Deadline:
        • October 5, 2018 for Early Decision Dance
        • November 30, 2018 for application fee waiver
        • January 4, 2019 for the final deadline
      • Program Fee: $2100, plus $25 application fee. Financial aid is available. 
      • Out-of-state students can apply for this program.

      How to Apply

      For more information about application and audition requirements, please choose the arts area that you're interested in.

      Residential High School Programs

      Creative Writing  |  Dance  |  Drama  |  Music  |  Visual Arts

      Summer Programs

      Creative Writing  |  Dance  |  Drama  |  Music  |  Visual Arts

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