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Arts Education

About our Arts Education Programs

The Kershaw County School District has, for over 30 years, demonstrated a commitment to arts education. In the early 1980s, partnerships with community arts advocacy groups began an extensive program of artist residencies in Kershaw County Schools. Beginning in 1985, the Kershaw County School District became one of the original Arts in Basic Curriculum sites sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the University of South Carolina, and Winthrop University. District resources, numerous grants, and local support have contributed to the arts opportunities provided in the Kershaw County Schools including an annual arts gala, elementary strings program, and a three-week-long summer program for artistically gifted students.   The Kershaw County School District provides arts education for almost 11,000 students annually. Elementary students are instructed in visual art, music, and creative writing, while, middle school students may additionally experience instruction in dance or theater. High school students may choose from instrumental music, chorus, visual art, theater, or dance.  

Kershaw County School District is proud to offer the following classes to our students:

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High School:

  • Dance 1, 2, 3, and 4, Theatre 1, 2, 3, and 4, 
  • Marching Band 1, 2, 3, and 4, Concert Band 1, 2, 3, and 4, Music Appreciation                  
  • Art 1, 2, 3, Advanced Placement Art, Ceramics, Photography

Middle School:

  • Band 6th – 8th grade, General Music, Visual Art, Chorus

Elementary School:

  • General Music, Visual Art, Chorus, Violin
  • Artistically gifted students are served through Arts Emerging (3rd grade) and Arts Arising (4th - 8th grade)

Regina McDonald - Coordinator for the Arts and High Achieving Programs