S.C. Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities open house coming

Tour the state’s arts high school

As if there weren’t enough seasonal reasons to head to the Upstate on a fall weekend, this Saturday another presents itself this Saturday.

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) invites families from across the state to visit its campus in Greenville this Saturday, Nov. 6. During Go Govie! Day, guests will learn more about the arts school’s summer programs and tuition-free residential high school while touring campus and participating in arts demonstrations, workshops and information sessions.

Register to attend at SCGSAH.org/go-govie-day.

“We want everyone in South Carolina to know about the transformational opportunities that the Governor’s School offers young artists in middle school and high school,” said SCGSAH President Dr. Cedric Adderley. “The best way to really understand what the Govie experience is all about is to join us on campus and see our community in action.”

S.C. Governors School for the Arts Humanities students

Located in downtown Greenville, the Governor’s School offers pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. Students learn from established, practicing artists in an environment that provides the support and resources needed to hone their artistic abilities. The campus includes specialized arts studios, state-of-the-art performance halls, a world-class library and dedicated rehearsal spaces.

Governor’s School graduates attend the nation’s top colleges, universities and conservatories, and many students receive arts and academic scholarships. The Residential High School program has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast and Niche. The Palmetto Gold award-winning high school consistently ranks above state and national averages for SAT and ACT scores and had a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The reviews and rankings site Niche.com ranked the Governor’s School the third “Best College Prep High School” and the fourth “Best Public High School” in South Carolina.

The Governor’s School is currently accepting applications for the 2022/2023 residential high school and summer programs. Any South Carolina resident in grades 6-11 is eligible to apply. For those who cannot attend Go Govie! Day, the Governor’s School’s Office of Admissions also hosts virtual information sessions. Interested individuals can learn more at SCGSAH.org/admissions.