R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year from current fifth-grade students in the Dorchester District 2 attendance area.

About 212 students will be accepted for next year’s sixth-grade class.

Rollings is a school for the fine and performing arts for grades six, seven and eight. Areas of study are band, dance, piano, string orchestra, theatre arts, visual art, and vocal music.

Applications are available at www.dorchester2.k12.sc.us and at the Gifted & Fine Arts Center, 805 South Main St. in Summerville. The deadline for applying is 4 p.m. Dec. 18.

Auditions will be held in January. Proof of residency is required at the time of audition.