The Arts Academy is a fine arts magnet school. Our primary focus is to enhance academic learning through use of arts teaching tools as a learning methodology. We base all educational decisions upon years of brain research and are considered as a national model in the implementation of innovative teaching.
|Every Student at The Arts Academy will:
- demonstrate creative thinking
- meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as reflected in the results of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment
- model the character traits of respect, caring and citizenship
- will receive a standards-based, arts-infused education
A magnet school is a district school with a specialty focus. Magnet schools offer many areas of specialized curricula. These curricula may include intense focus, delivery, and instructional approaches in areas such as math, the arts, technology, and science. Often magnet schools are placed in racially isolated schools and neighborhoods to encourage students from all areas of a school district to enroll in these schools, ultimately resulting in a newfound academic success in the quality of education.
Magnet schools have three distinguishing characteristics:
- They provide a distinctive curriculum or instructional approach.
- They attract students from outside the original school zone.
- Improved achievement for all students enrolled in the magnet program is the ultimate goal.
Visual arts play a very unique roll in the total educational growth
and development of students. All students have the capacity to develop
creative thinking, which can either be encouraged or discouraged
at school. All students should have the opportunity to think, feel,
and work with visual art materials. At The Arts Academy, our focus
is to provide vast opportunities in working with art mediums such
as watercolors, oils, clay, fabric, and textiles. Along with these
kinesthetic experiences, we provide opportunities for students to
imerse themselves in a rich curriculum of the history of art styles
and artisians. the visual arts are explored in their pur forms,
taught by a master art instructor, as well as through an integrated
approach in classroom settings. The corridors of The Arts Academy
provide a beautiful palette demonstrating many eviences of student
generated works of art.
The Arts Academy believes that the integration of the fine arts
into a strong academic curriculum increases the opportunity for
all students to achieve academic success.
In addition to the schools' emphasis on academic achievement through
the process of fine arts infusion, the school's primary mission
is to improve higher order thinking skills and develop children
who are responsible members of the school and community environment.
Staff selection and professional development is high priority.
Expert training in disciplined arts education, Socratic and Didactic
teaching methodologies, curriculum and competency alignment, Brain-Based
learning models, collaborative and independent learning strategies,
authentic assessments, and development of lesson planning through
arts infusion, all provide the catalyst for outstanding student
achievement at The Arts Academy.
Literary Arts reach far beyond the library! At The Arts Academy,
our goal is to immerse students into a rich literary arts curriculum
comprised of thematic immersion through genre such as children's
literature, poetry, creative writing, vignette, sonnet, and author
studies, and to develop an appreciation for literary works from
great writers such as Shakespeare, Frost, and many others. In addition,
many literary arts experiences cross over into the visual arts and
music classrooms as an extension through an intense study of author/illustrator
artistic styles and musical expression of literary pieces.
A deep immersion into the visual arts, performing arts, literary
arts, and musical arts are models of instruction utilized to transport
all children into a world of unique learning experiences.