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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

James Heater,
Principal
James.Heater@sccpss.com

Hours: Bell Times
Grades:
PK - 8th


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Criteria 

**Most of the information on this page pertains to admissions for the 2018-2019 school year. Information for the 2019-2020 will be posted in December 2020 or as soon as the district updates their Choice Program Information Guide.**

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 aboveto 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.

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

  • PK Applications will be available online beginning February 20, 2018. The application window ends on March 6, 2018.

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

  • Applications will be available online beginning January 6, 2018 for grades K-8.
  • The deadline to submit a completed application is January 28, 2018 for grades K-8.

Tour Dates

All tours will begin promptly at 9:30 and last 45-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:

     ·     Thurs, November 15, 2018     -     Thurs, December 6, 2018     -     Tues, January 15, 2019

Middle School Tours:

      ·    Thurs, November 8, 2018      -     Thurs, November 29, 2018     -     Tues, January 8, 2019

Garrison Arts Alive Workshop Series!  The Arts Alive Workshops are meant to help interested middle school students prep for their February 2019 audition. To learn more about Arts Alive and its intent, visit http://garrisonartsalive.weebly.com.

All workshops begin promptly at 5:00 and lasts until 6:15pm (check-in begins at 4:40). Register ONLINE at http://garrisonartsalive.weebly.com.

-    September 20, 2018    -    November 1, 2018 (Chorus ONLY)     -    November 14, 2018**      -

**orchestra will not be offering a session on this date

Open House: January 17, 2019 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

Lexile/MAP

MAP

Lexile/MAP

MAP

Lexile/MAP

MAP

850/213

219

980/221

223

1020/223

228

Conduct & Grades

Satisfactory Behavior & Choice GPA: 80% or Higher

Audition

See Audition Requirements in this Packet

 

Middle School Important Dates  

  • November 16, 2017 - Middle School Tour (9:30am)
  • December 14, 2017 - Middle School Tour (9:30am)
  • January 6, 2018 - Applications available online - http://choice.sccpss.com
  • January 11, 2018 - Middle School Tour (9:30am) and Arts Alive Program (5:00pm)
  • January 20, 2018 - SCCPSS Student Success Expo and STEM Festival (10:00-3:00pm)
  • January 23, 2018 - Garrison School for the Arts Choice Program Open House (5:00-7:00pm)
  • January 28, 2018 - Application Window Closes
  • January 28, 2018 - Appeals Process Begins
  • February 3, 2018 - Dance (Ballet/Modern) Auditions (ONLY Dance will be held on this date)
  • February 10, 2018 - Auditions (Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Piano,  Visual Arts, and Theatre)
  • February 23, 2018 - Appeals Process Ends
  • March 2, 2018 - Ranking
  • March 6, 2018 - Parents notified of Choice Program Results via Email
  • March 12, 2018 - Choice Program Registration Opens
  • March 30, 2018 - Registration Closes
  • April 4, 2018 - Waitlist Applicant Notification Begins

·     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

 

 

READING

READING

MATH

READING

MATH

READING

MATH

Assessment

 

 

DIBELS

Lexile/MAP

MAP

Lexile/MAP

MAP

Lexile/MAP

MAP

Test Scores

N/A

N/A

160

410/189

189

650/202

201

790/210

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

  • November 9, 2017 - Elementary School Tour (9:30am)
  • December 7, 2017 - Elementary School Tour (9:30am)
  • January 4, 2018 - Elementary School Tour (9:30am) - will be rescheduled due to inclement weather
  • January 6, 2018 - Applications available online - http://choice.sccpss.com
  • January 20, 2018 - SCCPSS Student Success Expo and STEM Festival (10:00-3:00pm)
  • January 23, 2018 - Garrison School for the Arts Choice Program Open House (5:00-7:00pm)
  • January 28, 2018 - Application Window Closes
  • January 28, 2018 - Appeals Process Begins
  • February 23, 2018 - Appeals Process Ends
  • March 2, 2018 - Lottery
  • March 6, 2018 - Parents notified of Choice Program Results via Email
  • March 12, 2018 - Choice Program Registration Opens
  • March 30, 2018 - Registration Closes
  • April 4, 2018 - Waitlist Applicant Notification Begins
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