• Applicants must:

    • Be a resident of Florence 1 Schools. Out of zone students may apply.

      • Acceptance will be finalized for out of zone students pending approval of the superintendent or his designee. The school will provide additional information upon acceptance.

    • Complete an official Southside Middle School Fine Arts and Technology Academy application form. Applications will be available online (see "APPLY NOW" tab) starting Monday, January 17th at 5:00 PM on the Southside Middle School website.

    • The two digital evaluation forms must be completed (Information for references is given as part of the application). A recent academic teacher must complete one form and, if possible, an arts teacher related to the area of application should complete one. However, both evaluators may be academic teachers. Relatives and family friends should not be asked to complete evaluations. Completed applications received by March 18, 2022 will be processed for audition. A waiting list will be developed to fill openings for the fall. 

    • During auditions, accommodations will be provided as needed for students with disabilities. Requests for accommodations must be made in writing at the time of application.

    • One (1) application is required; however the applicant may apply in two (2) arts areas. 

    • Students should read and follow the “Audition/Portfolio Requirements” tab.

    • Upon receipt of a completed application packet, applicants will be contacted e-mail to confirm their audition dates and times. Auditions will be held in-person from 9:00 AM-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 26th, 2022. Students will have only one opportunity to audition. A doctor’s note is required to schedule a make-up audition. 


  • Student Selection Process

    • Professionals in each arts area will evaluate students and place them in one of four categories based on their application, talent, and potential. These categories are: Exemplary, Strong, Acceptable, and Minimal.

      • Students categorized as Exemplary or Strong will be accepted before students categorized as Acceptable. Students categorized as Minimal will not be accepted.

      • Parents and students will be notified by e-mail of audition results.

    • The possible results are as follows:

      • they passed the audition and they are accepted

      • they passed the audition, but the class is full and they are placed on a waiting list

      • they did not pass the audition.

    • Score sheets will be kept confidential.

     

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