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Image of a student drawing of a falcon and all arts icons.SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Offers a challenging curriculum with a strong academic program to further develop interest, skill, and ability in the arts

  • Consists of 4 separate discipline: dance, music, theatre arts, visual arts
  • Emphasizes communicating, reading, writing, math, and using technology through the arts
  • Integrates learning both among the arts disciplines and other subject areas
  • Focuses on knowing about, understanding and appreciating a variety of world cultures and historical periods
  • Promotes processes learned in the arts and their application to other disciplines as well as to life beyond high school

Eligibility Requirements:
Min. 2.7 GPA
Faculty recommendations
Audition/Portfolio

As an integral part of a strong academic program, the School of the Arts challenges both the intellectual and aesthetic capabilities of students. Students engage in a rigorous course of Arts study that broadens creative interests, develops artistic skills and abilities, and promotes physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth. The School Of The Arts provides a framework for students to explore and to develop their artistic abilities, to participate in integrated learning experiences, and to develop skills in critical and creative thinking, problem recognition/problem solving, and teamwork. In addition to developing their own artistic ability, students focus on enhancing their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the arts through the study of a variety of world cultures, historical periods, and contemporary styles and trends.

Students enrolled in the School of the Arts must complete at least four-course requirements in one of the following four arts disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, or Visual Arts. In addition to meeting Academy requirements, students must graduate under the College Tech Prep or College Prep Programs. Interested students must be high school students (rising freshman – senior) enrolled in the Cumberland County School system that has a GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale with a 3.0 in the arts discipline.

Admission Requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale with a 3.0 in arts discipline.
  • An audition or portfolio assessment.
  • An essay describing why one aspires to be a member of the School of the Arts
  • A recommendation form filled out by a teacher knowledgeable of one’s talent.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent report card.

Elements of the School of the Arts:

  • Rigorous personal and artistic challenges as a mean of deepening the individual.
  • Opportunities to study with guest artists.
  • Small groups interaction between artists, students, and staff.
  • Curriculum demonstrates a commitment to students’ artistic advancement.
  • Focus on artistic literacy fostered by connecting students with art outside the program.
  • An activity enriched curriculum that embraces critical thinkers.
  • Instructional materials specifically designed to accommodate various learning styles.
  • Educational partnerships with businesses, industries, arts institutions, colleges, and universities.

Band Department:

Purpose: To provide all high school band students of Cumberland County an environment where they can develop their musical skills and knowledge to the fullest in all possible musical genres.

Choral Department: 

Purpose: To provide all high-school chorus students of Cumberland County an environment where they can develop their musical skills and knowledge to the fullest in all possible musical genres.

Dance Department: 

Purpose: To provide all high school dance students of Cumberland County an environment where they can develop their dance skills and knowledge to the fullest.

Orchestra Department:

Purpose: To provide all high school orchestra students of Cumberland County an environment where they can develop their musical skills and knowledge to the fullest in all possible musical genres.

Theatre Arts Department: 

Purpose: To provide all high school theatre arts students of Cumberland County an environment where they can develop their acting ability, and knowledge of the theatre to the fullest.

Visual Arts Department: 

Purpose: To provide high school visual arts students of Cumberland County with in-depth artistic preparation in the various visual disciplines.

 

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Published by Betty Houghtaling on February 21, 2017
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