The Arts mission statement of Cheraw Intermediate School is “Developing life-long learners and enthusiasts of the ARTS.” CIS serves over 500 3rd-5th grade students and is acknowledged as a Title 1 school in rural Cheraw, SC. CIS has been an ABC site since 2012. Since this time, we have submerged our students with opportunities in the arts. The ABC grant has allowed our music and art curriculum to flourish. It has also helped to provide dance, drama, and music residencies/performances, and sound equipment to create a professional performance space for our students. Our students have a number of avenues available to them to delve into the arts during their stay at Cheraw Intermediate. They may audition for arts clubs at the beginning of each year including guitar, art 1, art 2, chorus, acting, dance, and tone chime choir. These opportunities for our students could not be made possible without the SC Arts Commission and its ABC granting program!