Applications Open for Guilford County Schools’ Summer Arts Institute

Application deadline is May 1.


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Applications are open for Guilford County Schools’ Summer Arts Institute (SAI).The high energy, fast-paced arts enrichment program helps students gain additional insight and depth into all aspects of the arts discipline outside of the regular school day.

This year’s institute offers four different programs for various ages in July.

  • Rising 5th-9th grade students may apply for “6 Strings and 88 Keys,” scheduled for July 10-13. In this section, students will have the opportunity to begin their study on piano or guitar, listen to great performances and learn about music theory and history as it pertains to their instruments.
  • Rising 2nd-4th grade students may apply for “Elementary Arts Exploration,” scheduled for July 10-13, when students will be immersed in visual art, theatre, dance and music classes. They’ll have the opportunity to learn aspects of each arts area by rotating daily through several different music, art, dance and theatre classes.
  • Rising 5th-8th grade students may apply for “Arts Immersion” from July 17-20. The program will allow students to major in chorus, theatre, visual arts or dance. They will also declare a minor in one of the programs to further enrich their experience.
  • Rising 6th grade students may apply for “Summer Band/Orchestra Jumpstart,” from July 24-27. Summer Jumpstart is a program for students to learn the FUN-damentals and basic techniques on instruments in a small group setting that will better prepare them for band or orchestra class.
  • NEW this year, UNCG will offer its Project Space 2017 Summer Camp in conjunction with SAI. The program will offer students in grades 5-9 an in-depth exploration of various art practices including animation, sculpture, textiles and more. The camps are offered weekly through July.

To apply for the Summer Arts Institute, click here.

Transportation is provided (with the exception of “6 Strings and 88 Keys”), as well as need-based scholarships. To qualify for a scholarship, families will be asked to provide income information on the online application.

Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017.

For more information, visit the district’s website at

Source: Guilford County Schools


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