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SCACS Fine Arts

Westgate Christian School has existed since 1981 to train and encourage young people to grow spiritually and excel academically.

SCACS Fine Arts

Welcome to the SCACS Fine Arts page! Every March, Westgate Christian School participates in the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) Fine Arts, Bible, and Academic Festival.  Here at WCS our young people are challenged to be wise stewards of the abilities the Lord has given them, and the SCACS Festival is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen their skills.  More importantly, we want our students to learn to make God great (I Corinthians 10:31). We want you to be aware of the events available to your child, allowing time for preparation and practice.
 
Below you will find a list of helpful information and important dates as well as several forms related to the 2018-2019 SCACS Bible, Fine Arts, and Academic Competition.

The SCACS Elementary Fine Arts competion will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019. Junior and Senior High will compete on Thursday and Friday, March 14-15, 2019.

Important Dates & Deadlines

October 13: Final Sign-up Deadline for Spelling, 7th-12th Grade SCACS


October 31: Final Sign-up Deadline for SCACS Categories in Music, Academics, Speech, and Bible. No late sign-ups will be permitted. All music must be approved by Mrs. Amye Ranck.

November 16: SCACS Speilling Test (Grades 7-12)

December 13: Preliminary Art Submission Check. AlArt & Photography rough drafts are due; any rough draft not submitted by this point will be eliminated from sign-up. 

 

January 10: Elementary Spelling Bee. Classroom Runoffs, Grades 1-6; top three from each class advance to next round.

January 11: Elementary Spelling Bee, Final Round.

January 17: Mandatory Progress check for all Elementary & Jr./Sr. High School artwork. Actual artwork or photo of artwork must be shown to Mrs. Segar either personally or via text or email; one-third of entry must be completed. Failure to have art ready to be checked by this date will result in elimination.

January 16: Elementary Music Runoffs. All song selections must be completely memorized.

January 18: Jr./Sr. High Music Runoffs. At least half of the song must be memorized.

January 25: Elementary Academic Testing (Grades 3-6 only)


February 8:  Jr./Sr. High School Academic Testing (Levels III & IV) 


February 14: Final Art Check. Near completion, only finishing touches remaining; begin paperwork for Elementary entries.

February 15Elementary SCACS Fine Arts Chapel (Individual Categories) at 8:10 a.m. in WCS auditorium.


February 21: Art submissions due. Competition-ready, Elementary Art & Photography entries due to Mrs. Tricia Segar. Each entry must be matted, have protective covering, and come with completed Artist Idea Statement, two judging forms, and label (handwritten is okay, typed is best). See judging forms below.



February 21: High School SCACS Fine Arts Chapel (Individual Categories) at 11:00 a.m. in WCS auditorium.



February 22: Mandatory Progress check for all Jr./Sr. High School artwork. (Actual artwork or photo of artwork must be shown to Mrs. Segar either personally or via text or email).



February 22Elementary SCACS Fine Arts Chapel (Group Categories) at 8:10 a.m. in WCS auditorium.

 
March 1: Elementary SCACS Competition at Hampton Park Christian School.
875 State Park Rd. 
Greenville, SC 29609.

 

March 7: Art submissions due. Competition-ready, High School Art & Photography entries due to Mrs. Tricia Segar. Each entry must be matted, have protective covering, and come with completed Artist Idea Statement, two judging forms, and label (handwritten is okay, typed is best). See judging forms below.

March 7: High School SCACS Fine Arts Chapel (Group Categories & Speeches) at 11:00 a.m. in WCS auditorium.

Bible Preaching & Teaching Competition (Levels III & IV) at Grace Christian School.
416 Denham Ave.
West Columbia, SC 29169.

 
March 8 Jr./Sr. High School SCACS Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the WCS auditorium.

March 14-15: Jr./Sr. High School State SCACS Competition at Grace Christian School.
416 Denham Ave.
West Columbia, SC 29169.


April (Exact Dates TBD):  2018 AACS National Competition at Bob Jones University (Level IV only)
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC  29614.

Judging Forms

Levels I & II (Elementary) 
Levels III & IV (Jr. and Sr. High) 

Rules & Regulations

Elementary
Levels I & II Art 
Levels I & II Bible 
Levels I & II Music 
Levels I & II Speech 
Levels I & II Point Deductions 

Junior and Senior High 
Levels III & IV Art
Levels III & IV Bible 
Levels III & IV Music 
Levels III & IV Speech 
Levels III & IV Point Deductions 

General Information

Participation Fees
Academic Tests:  Elementary- $6.00; Secondary- $8.00
Other Individual Categories: Elementary-$8.00; Secondary- $10.00

Level Clarification
Level IGrades 1-3
Level II Grades 4-6
Level IIIGrades 7-8
Level IVGrades 9-12

Sign-Up Forms
Please sign up for the categories in the appropriate grade range for which your child would like to compete. 

Levels I & II (Elementary)
Level III (Jr. High) 
Level IV (Sr. High)