The mission of Florence 1 Schools is Students FirstOur goal is to help position every student for their own version of success. The primary goal for all Florence 1 arts programs is to provide high-quality, equitable arts experiences for all students.

    We will do so by:

    • Engaging  students in comprehensive arts programs that foster student engagement and creativity.
    • Enriching  students through field experiences, residences, and productions that bring the content to life.
    • Developing  students through enriching, research-based, and personalized learning activities tailored to the needs of each student.
    • Challenging  students to generate new ideas and processes in their art form.
    • Inspiring  students to be life-long learners with a deep appreciation for the arts.

    The Office of Arts & Innovative Programs coordinates K-12 music, theater, dance, and visual arts programs, as well as the gifted and talented program:
    Florence 1 Artistically & Musically Exceptional (FAME). 

    FAME comprises the gifted and talented visual arts programs (Horizons and H2) as well as the musically exceptional program (DOME). 

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  • Arts & Innovative Programs

    Erick J. Figueras, DMA, Director
    319 South Irby Street
    Florence, SC 29506