Innovative School Is A Training Ground For Artists
North American Precis Syndicate
Young artists can get the education they need at a special public school. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Art classes have slowly but steadily all but disappeared
from public schools over the years. Lack of funding has been the culprit, but
educators tend to agree that the arts play a crucial role in the academic and
creative development of our children.
One public school in Greenville, South Carolina is embracing a different
model and provides a haven for young artists from across the state to
discover, develop and hone their talents. The South Carolina Governor’s
School for the Arts and Humanities offers preprofessional
training to its students in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama,
music, and visual arts. As a public, residential high school serving juniors
and seniors, it helps students refine their talents in a master-apprentice
community while receiving nationally recognized academic education.
The Governor’s School also serves as a resource to all teachers and
students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed
to bring together artists, educators, community organizations, and schools.
The school is supported by its own foundation—The South Carolina
Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation—by
raising revenues to bridge the gap between funds provided to the school
through government appropriation and the actual cost of the educational
opportunities the school provides to its students.
This extraordinary school recently captured the attention of Ovation TV, a
cable and digital channel that is dedicated to the arts. Ovation and local
cable provider Spectrum acknowledged the school’s contributions to the
community and innovative approach to arts education and skills development
with a $10,000 award via its Stand for the Arts arts
advocacy initiative. SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’
success provides a great lesson for communities across the country looking to
support the arts and encourage the creative development of their youth.
“Ovation has partnered with
Comcast and Spectrum to provide grants to outstanding arts education programs
and institutions across the country. http://bit.ly/2OQm2mf”
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