At Satchel Ford Elementary, the visual and performing arts are a central part of our student’s educational experience. Our related arts rotation includes four standards-based arts classes in music, visual arts, dance and theatre. We are the only elementary school within Richland County School District One to offer all four arts areas to our students. Our motto at Satchel Ford is “Every kid can be a star” because every student gets a chance to perform in either an original arts integrated showcase performance (K, 2, 4th grades) or a full musical performance (1st, 3rd and 5th grades). We believe early arts exposure better equips our students socially and emotionally and provides opportunities for success beyond elementary school.