Arts Magnet Program

 
We are excited to offer a full array of arts classes. Our students have the opportunity to participate in band, chorus, dance, drama, strings, and visual arts classes. Our sixth-graders have the opportunity to experience a nine-week class in each area unless they participate in one of the year-long classes -- band or strings. These experiences allow students to know which arts area they want to get more training in during their seventh- and eighth-grade school years.
 
As students enter seventh and eighth grades, they can audition for our Performing Arts Company (PAC), which is composed of students who choose to major in dance, drama, or singing. These students perform in events like Dessert Cabaret, district showcases, "Elf Jr.," as well as attend local and state competitions. We also have students who learn how to run and manage the technical side of theatre in lights and sound.
 
Our content teachers also incorporate arts activities into their classrooms to increase student engagement and to help them master content. We've had a two-year partnership with the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, where our teachers have participated in training in incorporating visual art, movement, and creative writing into their instruction.
 
Please join us on March 1 for Magnet Night! Students not zoned for our school must complete a limited school choice application before the deadline of March 15. If you are interested in setting up a visit to come learn more about our school, please contact Dr. Dixon Brooks at dbrooks@lex2.org or call (803) 739-4070.