How to Become an ABC School

Steps to Becoming a Successful ABC School

ABC Project is currently undergoing a restructure process that will result in modifications to grant guidelines. 

The steps below are initial efforts towards becoming an ABC school. Check back frequently as our website is being continually updated to reflect upcoming changes. Some steps have intentionally been left blank as we perform updates.

Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Advancement Grants are funded by the SC Arts Commission. The grants support ongoing comprehensive planning, strategic projects and implementation of standards-based arts education initiatives.

Funds may be used for arts materials, equipment, professional development, field trips, artist-in-residence programs and other activities as defined by the school’s strategic arts education plan.

Contact the ABC Project

Contact the ABC Project to set up an initial meeting to discuss your school's current commitment to arts education and next steps.

Cultivate Support

Set up an initial meeting with the school community including teachers, administration and parents to build awareness for arts education and discuss the intended commitment of a school arts education plan.

Identify & Engage Partners

- District and school administrators
- District and school arts educators
- School board members
- School or district grant writing committee
- Parents, grandparents
- PTA/PTO representative
- Classroom teachers

Form a Strategic Arts Steering Committee

For the school from school community including parents and students and the cultural community.