• York School District One students in grades 6-8 are invited, annually, to audition to participate in the artistically gifted program, ST-ARTS. Auditions for the 2019-2020 will be in November. 

    ST-ARTS is a Winthrop University summer program for 300 public school students in grades 6-8 with Special Talents in the ARTS. Sponsored jointly by the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Clover, Fort Mill, Lancaster, and York school districts, this program provides an intense three-week experience in the visual and performing arts [dance, drama, voice, instrumental, and the visual arts] for artistically gifted and talented students. The faculty consists of regional and national artists, master teachers, and the Winthrop University Arts Faculty. Curriculum for the program is designed and evaluated in accordance with the South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Framework. The program concept and design have been cited by the State Department of Education as a model for cooperation between an institution of higher learning and its consortium of public schools. Since its inception in 1989, the Summer ST-ARTS Program has served thousands of middle school students.

    Parents must submit a nomination form for their child. Nomination forms are due October 18, 2019 to the child's guidance counselor.

    Dates for the 2019-2020 summer program are: June 8 - 26, 2020

    Saturday Workshops are scheduled for:

    February 1, 2020

    March 14, 2020

    May 16, 2020