2023-24 Profile*

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Fine Arts Center

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
Telephone: (864) 355-2550
Fax: (864) 355-2579

Grades: 9th - 12th Grade

School Location: Next to Wade Hampton High

School/Center Directions

Principal: Vee Popat
Email: vpopat@greenville.k12.sc.us

Awards and Honors

  • Arts Schools Network Exemplary School:  2023-2028
  • Arts in Basic Curriculum Certified School
  • Artist-in-Residence Partnership with the Peace Center, resulting in annual residencies for all FAC Performing Arts Areas
  • Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in South Carolina
  • Kennedy Center/NSBA Arts in Education National Award (School District of Greenville County)
  • Individual faculty awards from Fulbright Memorial Fund, Surdna Foundation
  • Grants awarded from:
    • Alliance for Young Artists and Writers
    • National Endowment for the Humanities
    • Alliance for Quality Education
    • SC Arts Commission
    • SC Department of Education
    • Metropolitan Arts Council
    • National Endowment for the Arts
    • National Art Teachers Foundation
    • American Dance Festival 
    • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
    • Edinburgh Festival
    • State Department grants and tours

Student Achievement

  • FAC Senior classes annually average over $10 million in total scholarship offers from colleges, universities, and conservatories
  • Superior performance annually in Scholastic Art and Writing awards; over 200 individual Regional awards in 2023, with 8 National Medals
  • One Visual Arts student achieved a perfect score on the 2022 AP 2D Visual Arts portfolio - an extremely rare accomplishment
  • Theatre and Music Students regularly featured in professional performances throughout the Greenville area
  • Jazz Studies students accepted into the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at the Monterey Jazz Festival - 2021 and 2022
  • Consistent recognition in the national YoungArts program
  • Average 90% success rate among students seeking Advanced Placement credit in Music Theory, Visual Arts
  • “Crashtest”-  an internationally recognized online magazine edited by Creative Writing students
  • National Classical Singer Magazine scholarship recognition
  • Superior performance annually in regional, state, national Solo and Chamber Music competitions.
  • Architecture students consistently “challenge exam” out of their entire first year of Clemson University architecture studios (8 credit hours each)
  • Students accepted into nationally renown summer arts intensive programs across the country
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For a closer look...

For more in-depth information on this school including programs, course offerings, extracurricular activities, and more - visit www.fineartscenter.net

If you would like information about the School Report Card rating, visit the State Department of Education Website, screportcards.com.

For more information, call INFOLine at 864-355-3100, visit our website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us.

*Note: School Information is Revised Annually by October 15.