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 $50.00- includes t-shirt, all 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.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