Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) is a free, public charter school located in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. MAC opened its door in August of 2018 to sixth and seventh grade students and will be adding a grade every year until the first senior class graduated in the spring of 2024.


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The school is a part of the South Carolina Public Charter School District and at full capacity will enroll 60 students per grade for a total enrollment of approximately 420. MAC students spend approximately half of the school day studying core academic course and half their day in their chosen core fine arts course of study- dance, music (strings), theatre, or visual arts.

Mission Statement

The Midlands Arts Conservatory will prepare students for arts-related careers, a lifelong appreciation of the arts, and for high quality postsecondary studies. The school will provide an arts-enriched personalized learning environment, integrating academic rigor and quality arts instruction for students starting in the sixth grade.


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