• Arts Integration

    Northside Elementary School of the Arts


    Program Type:

    Whole School Program



    K5 - 5


    Eligibility Criteria:

    All students grades K5 - 5th residing within the Rock Hill Schools attendance zone.


    Program for students with gifts/interests in:

    Northside Elementary School of the Arts offers an arts integration K-5, performance-based enrichment program.  We are the only elementary school in York County with certified arts teachers in dance, drama, music and visual arts.


    Benefits/Goals of the Program:

    Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and a core academic subject area that meets learning objectives in both areas.


    Program Continuation:

    STEAM Program at STMS


    Program Specific Course Offerings/Instructional Models:

    Northside is an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) school The ABC Project provides leadership to achieve quality, comprehensive arts education (dance, music, media arts, theatre, visual arts and creative writing) for all students in South Carolina.The ABC Project is cooperatively directed by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the South Carolina Department of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University. This program is funded through an ABC grant.


    Awards/Recognition/Designations Received:

    Northside is the recipient of the Distinguished Arts Program (DAP) grant. DAP grants provide funds for one-year projects. Successful DAP proposals must indicate in the strategic arts plan that the applicant will include all arts forms—dance, music, theatre, and visual arts—over a three-year period of the strategic arts plan.


    Contact for Program Specific Questions:

    Lesley Rouse (lrouse@rhmail.org) or Kim Nordin (knordin@rhmail.org)


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