Begin Your Govie Journey

Thank you for your interest in the Governor's School! Artistically talented students living in South Carolina can apply now for this transformative experience.

All applicants will complete a multi-step online application process. Specific application requirements are based on the student's chosen program and art area. Browse below for more!

Residential High School

Creative Writing (10th graders)

Students apply in 10th grade to attend the Residential High School Creative Writing program in 11th & 12th grades.

How to apply for Creative Writing

Dance (9th & 10th graders)

Students apply in 9th or 10th grade to attend the Residential High School Dance program in 10th/11th - 12th grades.

How to apply for Dance

Drama (10th graders)

Students apply in 10th grade to attend the Residential High School Drama program in 11th & 12th grades.

How to apply for Drama

Music (9th - 11th graders)

Students typically apply in 10th grade to attend the Residential High School Music program in 11th & 12th grade.

9th graders can apply for Instrumental Early Admission (IEA).  Additionally, 11th grade students can apply to attend for their 12th grade year.

How to apply for Music

Visual Arts (10th graders)

Students apply in 10th grade to attend the Residential High School Visual Arts program in 11th & 12th grades.

How to apply for Visual Arts

Summer Programs

Creative Writing (7th - 9th graders)

Arts Odyssey (7th & 8th graders)

Academy (9th graders)

Dance (6th - 11th graders)

Dance Immersion (6th & 7th graders)

Summer Dance (6th - 11th graders)

Drama (7th - 9th graders)

Arts Odyssey (7th & 8th graders)

Academy (9th graders)

Film (7th & 8th graders)

Introduction to Film (7th & 8th graders)

Music (7th - 9th graders)

Arts Odyssey (7th & 8th graders)

Academy (9th graders)

Visual Arts (7th - 9th graders)

Arts Odyssey (7th & 8th graders)

Academy (9th graders)

 

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