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Gifted & Talented Screenings

Two additional screening days - Monday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 8, have been added for the 2022-23 school year to identify students in grades 3 through 8 who are gifted and talented. Both screenings will take place from 5pm-8pm at Bluffton High School. Audition materials link is listed below. 

The screening process for students consist of:

  • A Referral Form completed by a parent, teacher, or administrator.  If the school does not have a fine arts program specific to the fine arts discipline area for which screening is requested, a referral form can be submitted by a teacher (outside of the school district) who has direct knowledge of the student’s high potential in the artistic discipline area.
  • On-site critique and evaluation by a panel of judges of the following screening phases:
    • Performance of an unfamiliar music, dance, or theater selection (performing arts) or realistic drawing of a still life (visual arts).
    • Interview with a panel of judges;

The Beaufort County School District offers unique opportunities for creative expression and artistic growth to artistically gifted and talented students in 3rd through 8th grade. Students who participate and are successfully identified as gifted and talented according to the South Carolina Department of Education regulations are eligible to participate in extra arts opportunities offered during the summer at the Sea Island School for the Arts (SISA). SISA will take place in June 2023.

If you believe your student may be potentially artistically gifted and talented, please visit the Gifted & Talented webpage for additional information and submit a Referral Form

Timeline for Artistic GT Screenings

You have until March 5, to fill out the Referral FormNo referrals will be accepted after March 5.

On-Site Auditions

Students must have a completed a Referral Form and Audition Materials to participate in on- site auditions.