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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 

Garrison 2017-2018 Academic and Audition Information Packet <---- please click the hyperlink   

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 or the bullets below 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.

  • If you are a CURRENT SCCPSS student, all you need to do is submit an online application for 1st - 8th grades. All supporting documentation will automatically be submitted for you by the district.
  • If during the 2017-2018 school year your student did not attend a SCCPSS school you will need to fill out the online application AND supply all required documentation to the school (see the above information packet).
  • If your child was a Pre-K student during the 2017-2018 school year and you are applying for Kindergarten, you will need to complete the online application and submit proof of residency to the school.

ONLINE APPLICATION LINK:  http://choice.sccpss.com

Documents Needed for the Application Process for Students NOT Enrolled in a SCCPSS School

When submitting an application, all portions of the application must be filled out completely ONLINE and all requested documents must be taken to the office of the school to which you are applying before the deadline (if your student is not a SCCPSS student currently).

Applications will be available online beginning TBA.

The deadline to submit a completed application is TBA.

Tour Dates

All tours will begin promptly at 9:30 and last 45-minutes. No reservations needed.

Elementary School Tours:

     ·     Thurs, November 9, 2017     -     Thurs, December 7, 2017     -     Thurs, January 4, 2018

Middle School Tours:

      ·    Thurs, November 16, 2017      -     Thurs, December 14, 2017     -     Thurs, January 11, 2018

Garrison Arts Alive Workshop Series!

All workshops begin promptly at 5:00 and last until 6:15pm. Register at the door (4:30-5:00 the day of the event): 

- September 26, 2017 - October 24, 2017 (Chorus ONLY) - November 9, 2017 - January 11, 2018 -

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Understanding the Admissions Process (2016-2017) - will be updated As Soon As Possible

 Middle School (Rising 6th-8th Graders) 

Garrison School for the Arts' admission process is two-fold. Phase I is the academic screening portion. When an application is completed, and all supplemental documentation has been obtained (if needed), Garrison will review to ensure that all academic and behavior requirements are met. If the student meets all requirements, an audition is scheduled. All students who audition will be ranked according to their audition results. Students will be awarded seats based on their rank and seat availability. If you are auditioning, it is highly encouraged to read the audition packet information link located at the top of this page.  

 Criteria 

Remember: 

  • If you are a SCCPSS student, you do not need to submit the supplemental documentation to the front office. You only need to fill out an application online.
  •  If you are NOT an SCCPSS student, you will need to drop-off the supplemental documentation (in addition to submitting an online application) to the front office (Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 3:00 pm) during the application window in order for your child to be placed into the lottery.

 Grade Level

   Applying to 6th Grade

   Applying to 7th Grade

Applying to 8th Grade

 Assessment

 SRI

MAP

SRI

MAP

SRI

MAP

 Min Scores

 850

219

980

223

1020

228

 Grades

Cumulative GPA of "80" for current and previous year (Reading/Math/ELA/SS/Sci)

Cumulative GPA of "80" for current and previous year (Reading/Math/ELA/SS/Sci)

Cumulative GPA of "80" for current and previous year (Reading/Math/ELA/SS/Sci)

 Conduct

           Overall "S" or "E"

 Audition

           See Audition Requirements in the Packet located on this Page

 

Middle School Important Dates* - will be updated As Soon As Possible

  • November 17, 2016 – Middle School Tour (9:30 am) and Arts Alive! Program (5:00 pm)
  • December 8, 2016 - Middle School Tour (9:30 am)
  • January 7, 2017 - Applications available online - http://choice.sccpss.com
  • January 12, 2017 – Arts Alive! Program
  • January 12, 2017 - Middle School Tour (9:30 am)
  • January 17, 2017 – Garrison SVPA Open House (5:00-7:00pm)
  • February 3, 2017 - Deadline to submit applications electronically
  • February 6, 2017 – Appeals Process Begins
  • February 11, 2017 - Auditions
  • February 28, 2017 - Appeals Process Ends
  • March 7, 2017 – Parents notified of School Choice Results
  • March 9, 2017 – School Choice Program Registration Opens
  • March 31, 2017 – Registration Closes
  • April 4, 2017 – Waitlist Applicant Notification Begins  

*Some dates are subject to change, pending BOE approval

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Elementary School (Rising K - 5th Graders) 

Kindergarten: Names of all prospective Kindergarten students who completed an application will be placed in the lottery with a valid proof of residency (lease/mortgage statement; electric, gas or water bill; governmental mail) - please deliver this required document to the school between January 9, 2017 – February 3, 2017, Monday through Friday, 8:00-3:00pm.

Criteria for Students in Grades 1 - 5

Current SCCPSS Students      

(Applying for)

1st Grade Requirements

Reading:

MOY (Middle of the Year) DIBELS with a score 142 or higher.

Grades:

A GPA (Grade Point of Average) of 80% or above using the student’s current report card in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct:

A minimum of an “S” in conduct

(Applying for)

2nd Grade Requirements

Reading:

MOY (Middle of the Year) DIBELS with a score of 160 or higher.

Grades:

A GPA (Grade Point Average of 80% or above using the student’s current AND previous year report cards in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct:

A minimum of an “S” in conduct

(Applying for)

3rd Grade Requirements

Reading:

Current SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) score with a minimum of 410L

Math:

Current MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) score with a minimum score of 189

Grades:

A GPA (Grade Point of Average) of 80% or above using the student’s current AND previous year report cards in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct:

A minimum of an “S” in conduct

(Applying for)

4th Grade Requirements

Reading:

Current SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) score with a minimum score of 650L 

Math:

Current MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) score with a minimum score of 201

Grades:

A GPA (Grade Point of Average) of 80% or above using the student’s current AND previous year report cards in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct:

A minimum of an “S” in conduct

(Applying for)

5th Grade Requirements

Reading:

Current SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) score with a minimum score of 790L 

Math:

Current MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) score with a minimum score of 211

Grades:

A GPA (Grade Point of Average) of 80% or above using the student’s current AND previous year report cards in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct:

A minimum of an "S" in conduct

NON-SCCPSS Student      

(Applying for)

1st Grade Requirements

Reading:

MOY (Middle of the Year) DIBELS with a score of 142 or higher – please call the school to schedule an appointment to have your child tested

Grades:

A copy of the student’s current AND previous year report cards with a grade point average (GPA) of 80% or above in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct:

Students must have a minimum of an “S” in conduct

Residency:

Students not enrolled in SCCPSS will be required to submit a Proof of Address (copy of a lease/mortgage statement; electric, gas or water bill; governmental mail)

(Applying for)

2nd Grade Requirements

Reading:

MOY (Middle of the Year) DIBELS with a score of 160 or higher – please call the school to schedule an appointment to have your child tested

Grades:

A copy of the student’s current AND previous year report cards with a grade point average (GPA) of 80% or above in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct:

Students must have a minimum of an “S” in conduct

Residency:

Students not enrolled in SCCPSS will be required to submit a Proof of Address (copy of a lease/mortgage statement; electric, gas or water bill; governmental mail)

(Applying for)

3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Requirements

Reading:

For students not enrolled in SCCPSS, they will need to submit a 6th stanine or above on a nationally-normed test

Math:

For students not enrolled in SCCPSS, they will need to submit a 6th stanine or above on a nationally-normed test

ELA:

For students not enrolled in SCCPSS, they will need to submit a 6th stanine or above on a nationally-normed test

Grades:

For students not enrolled in SCCPSS, a copy of the student’s current AND previous year report cards with a grade point average (GPA) of 80% or above in academic subjects (reading, math, ELA, science, and social studies)

Conduct: 

Students must have a minimum of an “S” in conduct

Residency:

Students not enrolled in SCCPSS will be required to submit a Proof of Address (copy of a lease/mortgage statement; electric, gas or water bill; governmental mail)

 Please note:

ü  Applications are submitted online January 7 – February 3, 2017. For students not enrolled in SCCPSS, please submit your documents to the front office (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:00 pm) during this window in order for your child to be placed into the lottery.

 

Elementary School Important Dates* - will be updated As Soon As Possible

  • November 10, 2016 – Elementary School Tours (9:30 am)
  • December 1, 2016 – Elementary School Tours (9:30 am)
  • January 5, 2017 – Elementary School Tours (9:30 am)
  • January 7, 2017 – Applications available online -  http://sp.sccpss.com
  • January 17, 2017 – Garrison SVPA Open House (5:00-7:00pm)
  • February 3, 2017 – Application Window Closes
  • February 6, 2017 - Appeals Process Begins
  • February 28, 2017 – Appeals Process Ends
  • March 7, 2017 - Parents notified of School Choice Results
  • March 9, 2017 – School Choice Program Registration Opens
  • March 31, 2017 – Registration Closes
  • April 4, 2017 – Waitlist Applicant Notification Begins

*Some dates are subject to change, pending BOE approval