Notification of Services for Gifted and Talented Students
Visual and Performing Arts Component
Definition of Artistically Gifted Population
Those who are identified as demonstrating high ability or
potential in an artistic area and who therefore require an
educational program beyond that normally provided by the
general school program in order to achieve their artistic
(24SC Code ANN. Regs. 43-220)
To provide appropriate educational services to
students from all cultural and ethnic groups across all
economic strata who perform or show the potential
for performing at high levels of accomplishment
when compared with others of their same age,
experience, and environment. Emphasis is placed on
equity of access for all students.
To provide an instructional program in music, dance,
theatre, and visual arts for qualified students at the
elementary, middle, and high school levels.
To nurture both demonstrated and potential ability as
evidenced through the screening identification
In providing services to meet the needs of this population of
students, the district ensures compliance with state
The Visual and Performing Arts curriculum combines
rigorous classroom instruction with numerous opportunities
for group and individual performance and visual art creation.
The program provides a solid foundation for the study of
instrumental and vocal music, dance, theatre, and visual art in
the middle and high schools. These opportunities challenge
artistically gifted and talented students with appropriate
instruction based on state standards, and develop the sense of
personal responsibility and commitment needed to succeed in
these areas of study.
Anderson Five offers the Summer Arts Consortium, a two
week intense summer program for artistically gifted middle
Honors level high school arts courses are offered at T. L.
Hanna and Westside High Schools, as well as at Southwood
Academy of the Arts.
The identification process begins in the winter with identified
students enrolled during the following school year. The
1. Nomination/Recommendation by Arts
2. Parent Notification
Artistic Screening and Identification Timeline
Nominations from arts teachers are submitted
Screening information and announcement of program
services sent to nominated students
Screenings occur at home schools by district arts
Adjudication of screenings
Written notification sent to parents of identified
students (with registration for summer arts program
for students in qualifying grade levels)
Registration for summer arts program due.
Summer arts program: Anderson 5 Arts Consortium
(middle school students)
Placement for the following year
Students who consider auditioning for this program should
have a high degree of self-discipline and motivation, and
should be proficient readers. Student identification for this
component is determined by a panel of impartial judges.
Continuation in the program is dependent on satisfactory class
performance and participation in scheduled events and