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PLEASE NOTE: STARTS registration is currently open for 2024 .

STARTS (Students Turning Toward the Arts) is a two week/half-day summer program for current 1st and 2nd grade students who are enrolled in Dorchester School District Two.

Enrollment is restricted to the first 120 applicants. Students registered after the first 120 applicants will be placed on a waiting list. 


  • June 10 -13, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sand Hill Elementary, 324 Gnarly Oak Lane, Summerville, SC 29485
  • June 17- 20, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sand Hill Elementary


The cost per child is $125, which includes a program T-shirt, materials, and a daily morning snack. Scholarships are available upon request. Registration fees are non-refundable.


For more information, contact the Fine & Performing Arts Department at 843-832-5532.