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NEWS | March 14, 2012

Apply now for Berkeley Center for the Arts

By Kathie Sizemore Berkeley County School District Public Information officer

The Berkeley Center for the Arts is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. BCA is a school-within-a-school, located on the campus of Goose Creek High. It offers students in grades nine through 12 a pre-professional program of study in the areas of creative writing, dance, strings, theater, visual arts, voice, winds and percussion.

In addition to completing traditional academic courses at Goose Creek High, students receive individualized instruction in the arts with a low teacher-student ratio, master classes with faculty and guest artists and the opportunity to participate in studio and interdisciplinary recitals and presentations. They also receive intensive instruction in history, theory and supplemental skills in the arts.

Admission to the BCA is open to all rising ninth graders in the Berkeley County School District. To be considered, students must apply by March 30, 2012. All applicants must audition in each area for which they apply. Auditions will be held in April 2012. Applicants will receive an appointment time for an audition.

Application and audition requirements for each discipline are described in the application package available on the BCA site at

For more information contact Patsy VanAlstine at 843-553-5300 or