The School of Fine and Performing Arts focuses on art, dance, music, music theater, theater and arts administration. Through programs that provide a historical, aesthetic, practical and professional perspective, students develop the skills to excel in a professional career while growing intellectually from a broadly based liberal arts curriculum.The School fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by students who wish to become professional artists as well as students who view the arts as an integral part of overall intellectual growth.
gifford lockley, principal
Savannah Arts Academy is a specialty-programs high school dedicated to the visual and performing arts, and is part of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. The school offers a 4-year specialized and rigorous arts program which includes opportunities for students to major in communication arts, dance, theatre, visual arts, piano, chorus, band or orchestra.
The mission and vision of SAA is to ignite a passion for learning and teaching at high levels and From school to the world: All students prepared for productive futures. The quest at Savannah Arts Academy is to develop graduates who exemplify academic and artistic excellence. With high academic standards and dedication to their artistic field of study, students not only discover and develop their artistic talents, but are adequately prepared for future careers and college experiences.
Savannah Arts Academy was voted as the #1 high school in Georgia, Named in Newsweek’s list of Best American High Schools, GA “School of Excellence” 2007-2011, and received the GA “Platinum Award” from 2005-2011, U.S. News and World Report magazine named SAA a silver-award winning school, placing us in the top 500 schools in the nation, Named AP Honor School in 5 categories: AP Challenge Schools, AP Merit Schools, AP STEM Schools, and AP STEM Achievement Schools, 2011, Gold and Silver winners in Scholastic Art and Writing competition with works displayed in Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., AP Studio Art Drawing was featured on the 2010-2011 AP Studio Art poster sent to all participating USA and international school.
linda l. weise, founding executive director
There is a place where students are encouraged to contribute to the world in a meaningful and creative way.
Where they can explore the arts in an environment that embraces individuality and mutual respect.
A rare and nurturing setting that brings together world-class training in all the performing arts to students ages 4 through 19.
That place is The Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC).And it is the only performing arts conservatory of its kind in the Pikes Peak region.It is where the amazing takes place every day.
durham school of the arts, nc
david hawks, principal
The mission of Durham School of the Arts is to help students from diverse backgrounds to fully realize their individual academic and creative capacities through a rigorous educational program emphasizing visual and performing arts. Our goal is to support students throughout their seven years at Durham School of the Arts to reach their graduation day prepared to take on the challenges of college, career, or specialized training. In addition to academics, arts, and technological skills, we know that it is our job to prepare students to be creative problem-solvers, team players, effective communicators, and good citizens.
cross roads school
santa monica, california
bob riddle, head of school
CROSSROADS SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED UPON FIVE BASIC commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well being and full human potential.
It is the goal of Crossroads School to provide a strong college preparatory program from which each student will develop a personal commitment to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people. We consider certain skills to be essential for all graduates: to read well, to write clearly and coherently, to study effectively, to reason soundly, and to question thoughtfully.
Through the educational process, we assist students to gain self-esteem, self-knowledge, and respect for the knowledge and opinions of others. We believe that education must not be a race for the accumulation of facts, but should be an enriching end in itself. We also believe that education is a joint venture among students, parents and teachers. To be effective with young people, teachers and parents must themselves continue to learn, so that they may perceive the young accurately and treat them wisely.
We believe that the arts are an essential part of the curriculum and that it is important for students to express themselves creatively and to use their imaginations freely. Therefore, music, drama, visual arts, film, writing, and dance are significant parts of student life at Crossroads.
Through our academic and extra-curricular programs, we seek to promote social, political, and moral understanding, and to instill a respect for the humanity and ecology of the earth.
We understand that there are many kinds of intelligence, and the traditional academic, cognitive area is one. Other important areas of intelligence are intuition, imagination, artistic creativity, physical expression and performance, sensitivity to others, and self-understanding. To neglect any of these areas is to limit students in the development of their full human potential.
We believe that the uniqueness of children is revealed in their very existence and that it is the school’s responsibility to foster their innate sense of the mystery and joy of life.
metropolitan art institute
matt baker, head of school
Metro Arts is an independent, chartered college prep arts school located in downtown Phoenix. Providing a balanced program of college preparatory academics and arts courses for students in grades 7-12, Metro emphasizes excellence, authenticity, integrity, and tolerance. A highly creative and intellectually exciting environment, Metro is a place with a strong community spirit and a tradition of excellence. Metro Arts received a grade of A in 2012 from the Arizona Department of Education.
Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet
Jannette Wright, Principal
Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet School’s mission is to foster academic success, nurture artistic talent, and encourage social development by providing middle school students with a challenging curriculum, while producing motivated, conscientious, and well-rounded citizens.
About the school: Baldwin Magnet houses two separate magnet schools–Baldwin Arts and Baldwin Academics. Baldwin Academics is designed to provide opportunities for middle school students to pursue challenging academic work in the areas of computer technology, research experiences, foreign languages, and intensified classroom and community engagements. Baldwin Arts offers a middle school experience infused with the arts. Practicing artists provide instruction in the areas of band, strings, choral music, classical guitar, creative writing, dance, drama, piano, and visual arts.
edwin s. richards elementary
mission, british columbia, canada
janis minty, principal
We are a vibrant school where high expectations are set for both academic excellence and citizenship. The school has a strong focus on literacy as well as promoting a caring and accepting culture that fosters inclusion and embraces differences. In September of 2011, our school embarked on a pilot project in arts based curriculum for the Mission School District. Participating teachers are exploring innovation in teaching through and with the arts. A wealth of leadership and extracurricular opportunities in fine arts and athletics are available to our students. The school also prides itself on offering unique activities such as the “Friends of Africa Club”. As part of our reaching out to the broader community we are pleased that we have students continuously involved in efforts to support both local and global issues.
arts for academic achievement
minneapolis public schools, mn
calvin keasling – content lead for arts, aaa director
Who We Are:
We are Arts for Academic Achievement (AAA), a Minneapolis Public Schools program boasting a 14-year history of improving student achievement and teacher practice by integrating the arts with other subjects.
Working with a network of generous partners -community, arts, business, and philanthropic organizations-AAA has helped a generation of students to:
deepen their understanding of core subjects
cross barriers of language, culture, and experience
discover unknown qualities in themselves and others
All Minneapolis students receive a Comprehensive Arts Education: they learn IN and ABOUT the arts-visual, music, dance and theater-in classes taught by specialists.
Because of AAA they also learn THROUGH the arts. This unique program within the MPS Teaching and Learning Department provides financial support, professional development, teaching artists and peer coaches to students and teachers engaged in arts integration experiences. Each AAA team uses the tools of the artist-habits of thinking, materials, process, and modes of expression-to deeply understand concepts in math, science, language arts, social studies, and other subjects.
creative arts high school
st paul public schools, mnvalerie littles-butler, principal
Creative Arts High School is a unique Saint Paul Public School. Because we are small, we have achieved a remarkably warm and friendly climate. Students choose CAHS because they have a strong desire to pursue their own artistic visions. Through their performance, visual and literary art classes, students work with teachers who are practicing artists themselves. Our academic teachers have earned, or are in the process of earning, their master degrees. For more than eight years, CAHS staff have been developing classes that are both challenging and engaging. Consequently, our graduates are well prepared for college and for life.
Students at CAHS have many memories to take with them when they graduate. There are numerous evening events, including art shows, performances, open mics, picnics and the prom. We’ve traveled to Europe, Central America, and to the Smithsonian Institute and the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Our students have been honored for their accomplishments by receiving scholarships and by winning numerous awards sponsored by the Ordway, St. Paul Jaycees, and the Minnesota College of Art and Design. As a “Rights Site,” we work in collaboration with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. We are a school on the move! Under the new leadership of Dr. Valerie Littles-Butler, Principal of CAHS, we will continue to be a “Community of Artists Learning and Growing Together.”
las vegas academy of the arts
las vegas, nv
principal, scott walker
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is a nationally-recognized, award-winning magnet high school, serving approximately 1,700 students in Clark County, Nevada.
Located in the center of the Las Vegas High School Historical District, the Las Vegas Academy serves students from throughout the district in grades 9 through 12,. giving the students the opportunity to pursue a major in band, vocal music, dance, guitar, international studies (French, Japanese, and Spanish), mariachi, orchestra, photography, piano, studio art, technical theatre, theatre, visual design, and World Jazz studies. All students must meet a certain criteria for acceptance: completing an application, auditioning in their chosen performing major, preparing a portfolio, and/or taking an aptitude test.
recording radio film connection top u.s. cities and canada
Recording Connection Recording School offers a variety of programs in Audio Engineering, Music Producing, Live Event Audio, and a Master’s Program. With our audio institute, you are able to learn in your city or town and study with top music industry professionals.
cab calloway school of the arts
When a study of arts and academics are combined, each informs and enriches the other. At the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, students will receive an exemplary academic program in all required subject areas, and a special curriculum, which will emphasize the creative, performing, and visual arts.
Cab Calloway School of the Arts invites students who demonstrate artistic interest and potential to engage in a rigorous curriculum where arts and academics combine to cultivate the development of independent investigation, critical and creative thinking, and the innovative application of acquired skills.
Our graduates will demonstrate a mastery of defined skills that will enable them to be productive, self-directed, lifelong learners, who appreciate and respect diversity.
1. Arts and academics have equal value.
2. Arts are integral to education.
3. Through expressional learning and the act of creating, students develop self esteem and self confidence.
4. An education in the arts develops the student as a whole person; academically, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially.
5. Passion of learning originates from a passion of teaching.
6. Innovation is fundamental to teaching and learning.
7. All children have a right to an education that recognizes different learning styles.
8. Educational success is the shared responsibility of the student, the family, the school, and the community.
9. All members of the school community have the right to a safe learning environment.
10. Technology allows education to become a more global experience.
11. Risk-taking and a willingness to change are necessary for continuous improvement.
12. Arts lead to a more balanced and innovative learner and citizen.