ABC/DAP Grant and PBL

DAP/ABC Grants

Heath Springs Elementary School is named an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) site by the South Carolina Arts Commission and has also received the Distinguished Arts Program (DAP) grant from the South Carolina Department of Education.

Through these grants, HSE has been fortunate to bring in teaching artists to work with every grade level. Annually, school-led professional-level productions such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Alice in Wonderland, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, 'Twas One Crazy Night Before Christmas, Little Red Riding Hood, Jingle Bell Jukebox, Snow White, and Annie have been performed. These productions have helped to strengthen the music, visual art, drama and dance departments within our school.

It is our vision at HSE to use the arts as a vehicle for learning. Through the use of drama, creative movement/dance, visual art, media arts, and music (both instrumental and vocal), students are offered an arts-based approach through individualized and team-teaching models. Our teachers are fortunate to participate in professional development through Summer Teaching Institutes covered by these grants through the Peace Center for Performing Arts in Greenville, SC, the Spoletto Arts Festival in Charleston, SC as well as others.

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For questions regarding the ABC Site Project or the DAP Grant, please contact the Fine Arts Department coordinator Susan Gardner by calling the school (803/273-3176) or by email: