• The Gateway Program

    Aiken County sponsors a summer fine arts program for gifted & talented students in grades 3-12. For Summer 2022, it will be at Kennedy Middle School from June 7th - July 21st. Students can apply/audition in the areas of creative writing, drama, music, and visual arts. More information can be found on the district website.

    Applications for middle and high school students are available here as a digital application, or at the link at the bottom of this page to download a copy. Students will need to fill out the application and get 3 recommendations from teachers.

    Teachers who have been asked to fill out a recommendation can access a digital version of the survey here.


    Both new and returning members must apply, and the deadline for application is Tuesday, December 14th.

    Audition information will be released on January 10th via mail.

    Auditions will take place January 29th at Kennedy Middle School.

    Audition results will be released on February 9th via mail.

    Permission to attend paperwork will be due March 11th.


    Students with specific questions regarding the AC Gateway program or the application can see Ms. Hancock in room 403, or email her at dhancock@acpsd.net.


    2022 Paper Application (print and return to Ms. Hancock in 403)

    More Gateway Info and Presentation