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The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) welcomes students for the 2013/14 High School program. Students moved in August 10 and 11 and began orientation for the new year.


This public residential high school serves students state-wide and is located in downtown Greenville. The 2013/14 High School program offers rigorous academics and pre-professional training in one of five arts areas: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music or Visual Arts. Summer Programs are offered in each of the art areas. Nearly 1000 students applied to SCGSAH Summer and High School programs this audition season.


“Education here takes on a different meaning, where academics are just as challenging as the art in which students study,” says Dr. Bruce Halverson, President of SCGSAH. “Students have an opportunity to learn with the best faculty and take the next steps in their artistic and/or academic careers.”


Academic instructors all have attained Masters and/or Doctorate degrees. Artistic faculty members are active in their disciplines led by a collection of distinguished Department Chairs: award-winning, published author Scott Gould, world-renowned dancer and choreographer Josée Garant, nationally accomplished actor/director Daniel Murray, experienced conductor/musician Dr. David Hamilton, and successful artist/sculptor Joe Thompson.


Students with a passion for art become better artists and students at SCGSAH. This public residential high school has the third highest SAT scores in South Carolina. They are ranked in the top 1% in academics for public schools, according to Newsweek. The 2013 graduating class accumulated approximately $26.5M in scholarship offers.


Note: Middle and High school students interested in applying for the 2014/15 school year and 2014 Summer Programs can apply online: www.scgsah.org. Applications accepted through January 2014.


Students from Pickens and Anderson counties are listed below:


Anderson County


Music - Voice Ammons, Cat, Pendleton, Pendleton High School


Dance-Baldwin, Daniel Anderson, Westside High School


Drama - Binnicker, Griffin, Easley, Wren High School


Music - Voice, Boltz, Chad, Piedmont, Powdersville High School


Visual Arts - Fincher, Bethany, Easley, Powdersville High School


Visual Arts - Kratzer, Lex, Anderson, Pendleton High School


Visual Arts - Kratzer, Katie, Anderson, Pendleton High School


Music - Voice, Lidlow, Maxeene, Williamston, Palmetto High School


Creative Writing - McSharry, Mary, Pendleton, D.W. Daniel High School


Visual Arts - Miller, Joseph, Anderson, T.L. Hanna High School


Drama - Poore, Griffen, Williamston, Palmetto High School


Dance - Pruitt, Aaryn, Anderson, Westside High School


Pickens County


Visual Arts, Brame Hillary Clemson, Daniel High School


Music, Horn, Chamlee, Mara, Easley, Easley High School


Music, Bassoon, Cheek, Hayley, Easley, Pickens High School


Creative Writing, Espey, Iain, Six Mile, D.W. Daniel High School


Visual Arts, Hall, Rosemary, Easley, Wade Hampton High School


Creative Writing, Herbst, Kathleen, Easley, Daniel High School


Creative Writing, Housand, Tim, Clemson, Daniel High School


Drama Myers, Hannah, Clemson, Saint Ursula Academy


Music – Viola, Sherrill III, Jay, Clemson, D.W. Daniel High School


Dance – Sowles, Erin, Easley, Sowles Home School


The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is a public residential high school located in Greenville, South Carolina, providing a unique arts and academic education to the state’s emerging artists. Young artists, usually in 11th or 12th grade, study creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual arts during the academic year and rising 9th and 10th grade students attend summer programs in these areas, with summer dance programs open to rising 7th through 12th grade students. For more information, visit www.scgsah.org or call 864.282.3713.


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