Charleston County School District elementary schools win arts grants


Distinguished Arts Program grants are designed to help support quality arts.   File photo

Two elementary schools within the Charleston County School District have won Distinguished Arts Program grants from the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE).

Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School (ARCAES) and Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts Elementary School (SCCAES) will each receive more than $10,000 in grant funding for professional development and arts integration for this school year.

DAP grants are for one school year and are designed to help support quality arts programs and improve student achievement within the arts.

“At Ashley River Creative Arts, we are so grateful that the SCDOE makes the Distinguished Arts Program grant possible,” Principal Michelle Conner said. “It provides us with the opportunity to expand our arts program by funding the purchase of a variety of arts materials, musical instruments, and performance equipment. We are also grateful for the ABC grant, which funds artists in residency programs each year. With the help of these grants, Ashley River is able to provide an excellent education through the arts to all of our students.”

ABC Advancement grants provide three years of support to schools and districts for arts programs.

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