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Esther F. Garrison
School of Arts

649 West Jones Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 395-5975
FAX:
(912) 201-5978

Aysha Parks,
Principal
Aysha.Parks@sccpss.com

Hours: Bell Times
Grades:
PK - 8th


Driving Directions

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Criteria 

Important information for our current Pre-Kindergarten and 5th Grade Students: Students will need to fill out an online Choice Program application to apply for Kindergarten and 5th grade. See the information packet above to see what steps you will need to take next. Please note, if you are currently a Garrison K - 4th and 6th -7th students, you DO NOT need to reapply. HOWEVER, CURRENT GARRISON 5TH GRADERS HAVE TO RE-APPLY USING THE CHOICE PROGRAM ONLINE APPLICATION.

PK ONLINE APPLICATION LINK:  http://pk.sccpss.com

  • PK Applications will be available online beginning February 18th until February 28th. The Garrison PK Tour is scheduled for February 25th starting at 10:00am.

K-8 ONLINE APPLICATION LINK:  http://choice.sccpss.com

  • Applications will be available online beginning January 11, 2020 for grades K-8.
  • The deadline to submit a completed application is January 31, 2020 for grades K-8.

Tour Dates

All tours will begin promptly at 10:00 and lasts no longer than 60-minutes. No reservations needed. If you have any questions about the tour please contact Jessica Horton, our Choice School Coordinator, at Jessica.Horton@sccpss.com.

Elementary School Tours:

     ·     Tues, October 8, 2019     -     Tues, November 12, 2019     -     Tues, January 14, 2020

Middle School Tours:

      ·    Tues, October 15, 2019      -     Tues, November 19, 2019     -     Tues, January 21, 2020

Students who have a scheduled shadowing experience should be dropped off at 8:00 am and must be picked up by 2:15pm.

Garrison Chorus Arts Alive Workshop Series!  The Chorus Arts Alive Workshops are meant to help interested chorus middle school students prep for their February 2020 audition.

  • CHORUS ONLY: September 19th, October 5th, November 20th, and January 9th
  • Register:  Contact John Tisbert at John.Tisbert@sccpss.com 
  • Check-in: 4:40 - 5:00pm
  • Workshops: 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Open House: January 16, 2020 at 6:00pm

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Understanding the Admissions Process (2018-2019) 

Middle School (Rising 6th-8th Graders) 

The “lottery process” for performing arts schools differs from the process utilized by other choice program schools in the district. As a result, every student interested in applying to Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts (grades 6-8), must complete the application process in 5 phases. This ensures that applicants demonstrate ability as well as interest in their selected visual and/or performing arts area. For further information on the 5 phases and the audition process, please refer to the documents at the top of this page (click on the two buttons).

If you are auditioning, it is highly encouraged to read the audition packet information link located at the top of this page.  

 Criteria 

Students must meet the minimum Choice Program academic requirements listed below to be considered for admission to Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts. If your child meets the criteria below, then apply online at http://choice.sccpss.com:

SRI & MAP SCORES

Applying to 6th Grade

Applying to 7th Grade

Applying to 8th Grade

READING

MATH

READING

MATH

READING

MATH

MAP

MAP

MAP

MAP

MAP

MAP

210

217

214

221

217

226

Conduct & Grades

Satisfactory Behavior & Choice GPA: 80% or Higher

Audition

See Audition Requirements in this Packet

 

Middle School Important Dates    

r  Please visit http://choice.sccpss.com to find important application dates.

 

·     Elementary School (Rising K - 5th Graders) 

Criteria 

Students must meet the minimum Choice Program academic requirements listed below to be considered for admission to Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts. If your child meets the criteria below, then apply online at http://choice.sccpss.com:

Criteria

Applying to Kindergarten

Applying to 1st Grade

Applying to 2nd Grade

Applying to 3rd Grade

Applying to 4th Grade

Applying to 5th Grade

Subject

N/A  

N/A

N/A

READING

MATH

READING

MATH

READING

MATH

Assessment

N/A 

N/A

N/A 

MAP

MAP

MAP

MAP

MAP

MAP

Test Scores

N/A

N/A

N/A

189

189

202

201

210

211

Conduct & Grades

Satisfactory Conduct

Satisfactory Conduct

Satisfactory Conduct and Choice GPA 80% or Higher

APPLICANTS NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SAVANNAH-CHATHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

All applicants who are not currently enrolled in a Savannah-Chatham County Public School should apply online and must submit required documentation to the SCCPSS Office of College and Career Readiness, 402 Market Street, Savannah, GA 31408. ALL documentation should be received (through drop-off or US Mail) within five business days of online application completion.

Required documentation includes:

  • Printed Choice Program Application (online print out)
  • Transcript/Report Card (previous three full semesters, equivalent to a full year and a half)
  • Proof of Address (Utility Bill (electric, gas, water), Government Agency Mail, or Lease Agreement/Mortgage Statement)
  • Required Test Scores (nationally normed standardized test results that measure mathematics and literacy)

Elementary School Important Dates 

r  Please visit http://choice.sccpss.com to find important application dates.