ARMES FAQ 2021-2022

DEADLINE: The online nomination form for the ARMES program will be available on February 1st - April 1st 2022. Only online nominations are accepted.


What are the DIFFERENT AREAS? Creative Writing, Music/Strings, Art, Dance, and Drama. Students may be nominated and audition for as many areas as they have interest but once accepted into the program, can only participate in one area per year. A separate nomination form for each discipline is required.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Rising 3rd -8th graders may audition for the program. Students must be in 3rd – 8th grade to participate in ARMES for the 2021-2022 school year. All residents of Greenville County may apply.

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK? Anyone can nominate a student, including teachers, parents, other adults, or self. Go to, click on the link, “ARMES NOMINATION” and complete the online nomination. Print a copy of your nomination before you submit. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. If you do not get an email confirmation by the closing date, please contact the teacher in the arts discipline for which the student is being nominated.

WHERE can I find the STUDENT ID? All Greenville County and Charter school students have this number; it can be found on your child’s report card and in Backpack. It is required for the nomination form to be complete. Private school students can enter their school name in place of the number; home school students can enter, “Home School”.

What if I did not get a NOMINATION CONFIRMATION? Contact the ARMES teacher for the program in which you were nominated before the April 1st deadline. We can check to see if the nomination went through and if the email address you entered is correct. If it did not go through, we will ask you to enter another. Print the nomination before you click “submit” and that can serve as proof if there is a problem.

What happens NEXT? You will be notified by email after the nomination process closes with an audition date and time for each discipline for which your child wants to audition (mid-late April). All auditions will take place in mid-May.

I NEVER RECEIVED AN EMAIL about an audition, WHAT SHOULD I DO? Audition notifications will be sent by mid-late April. If it is after this time frame, please contact the teacher(s) in the discipline for which your child wants an audition (see end of document or go to the ARMES website).

What if I need to CHANGE my student’s AUDITION DATE? Audition dates are limited but if you need to change the date, please email the arts teacher listed on your audition letter for that discipline to inquire about another audition date.

WHEN and WHERE will the AUDITIONS and CLASSES TAKE PLACE? All classes are offered during the school year, after school, twice a week, for the whole school year. The exact schedule depends on the discipline chosen and by grade/ability level. ARMES classes are typically held at the Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. Any changes in class location will be communicated via email.

HOW LONG does the audition take? Plan on one to two hours depending on the discipline. An email with more information about the specific audition will be sent to you by the teacher.

DOES my child need EXPERIENCE to audition? No. Many of our students are beginning students. Students should have a great interest in the subject and show talent in the area.

WHEN should I hear the RESULTS from the audition? All acceptance notifications will be sent out by email to parents by June 4, 2021. Accepted students will have attachments for enrollment paperwork. Parents should reply and return enrollment forms by mail or drop off forms at the Fine Arts Center office by June 11, 2021.


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Dance – Rebecca Lee,


Strings – Matthew Lipinski,

Visual Art

Visual Art

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