Fine Arts Focus

Thank you for your interest in the Fine Arts Focus Program at Andrew Jackson Middle School! Applicants, please click on the link to the right to read a letter from Kimberlee Benton about our application process.

About Us

Arts build your ability to analyze. As you interpret a play, decode a painting, or discover the essential rhythm of a dance, you get better and better at analyzing. This will prepare you better for college and for life as an adult. That is why we are offering the Fine Arts Focus program at Andrew Jackson Middle School to all Lancaster County middle school students in grades 6-8. In the program, you will “major” in an art area of your greatest interest or ability. You will use your strengths as tools in all of your courses. You will produce and perform as you:

  • Sharpen your aesthetic perception

  • Learn the value of the arts

  • Study the rich history of the arts

  • Explore the culture that created masterpieces

All of your studies will be based on the South Carolina Standards for Visual and Performing Arts. Every subject you take, even your math, science, language arts, and history classes, will use the arts to help you develop skills in those subjects. Imagine the excitement of learning through the arts!

Available Programs of Study

  • Band

  • Chorus

  • Dance

  • Strings

  • Theatre

  • Visual Arts

Who Can Apply?

Any rising 6th grade student or any current middle school student in Lancaster County may apply. A limited number of spaces are available. Transportation will be provided for out-of-area students only.

How do I apply?

Please complete the Application Packet for the opportunity to audition. You may apply for up to two (2) arts areas but you must complete a separate application for each. Please mail or send the completed packet to the school.

For more information or to ask questions, please contact our school at 803-475-6021.