International School for the Arts
E.P.I.C. = Experience. Partnerships. Inspiration. Creativity!This club is dedicated to students who want to experience cultural events and gain an appreciation for The Arts. EPIC brings professional performances once a month, during the school day, to the Irmo Center for the Arts! All Irmo students are welcome to join EPIC: The Arts are for EVERYONE!Membership is $30.00. Membership includes a club t-shirt, admission to all EPIC performances (for which class absences are excused by the principal), and an Arts-centered field trip.All of the performances are geared toward students seeing different ways to apply their talents to make a career that fits them and sets them up for success. Not an artist yourself? That's ok! We welcome anyone who appreciates The Arts to expose our students to as many different artistic and cultural experiences as possible.How does this impact diversity and student achievement?
Students who participate in arts-related classes and events:
- Have outperformed their non-arts peers by an average of 91 points on the SAT
- are 44% less likely to use drugs than their non-arts peers
- are 4 times more likely to participate in a math or science fair
- are 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
- are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement