The IGNITE Arts Program, a partnership-based, summer arts residency program, is designed to encourage students in middle grades to identify and explore their own artistic voices, interests, and skills.

This program is made possible each year through grant funding from The Duke Energy Foundation. Carol Baker, coordinator of outreach for SCGSAH, stated, "The funding provided by Duke Energy allows the Governor's School to really commit to a community and its needs and interests, while maintaining opportunities for new growth. By continuing to support summer residencies and by providing funds to develop new levels of programming, the Governor's School is better equipped to meet its mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students statewide." 

Share the Music Tour

Thanks to the generous support of KEMET the Share the Music Tour approximately 90 Governor’s School music students and faculty travel to a different part of the state each year to perform in middle and high schools. The trip exposes children who are underserved in arts education to the possibility of immersion in a music program in 11th and 12th grades at the Governor’s School. The trip culminates with a free public concert. 

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Students in the Connecting Arts Through Service Club volunteered more than 700 hours in community service this school year. C.A.T.S. Club students worked with approximately 20 non-profit groups and organizations, including the Greenville County Library, Frazee Dream Center, Let There Be Mom, Mental Health America of Greenville County, Operation Gratitude, Salvation Army, Sterling Community Center, and others.

Learn More...

If you would like to learn more about the outreach programming offered by the Governor's School, please contact:

Carol Baker
Coordinator of Outreach