District’s Summer Academy of the Arts


Students across the district continue to enhance their artistic knowledge and skills during the summer break through the annual Academy of the Arts program, themed “Summer Academy Goes to the Movies” for 2016.

The program, which runs from July 5-28 and is held at New Visions, includes approximately 260 students in grades 4-8 and 40 interns in grades 9-12. District faculty are facilitating a variety of classes and workshops in areas including orchestra, band, dance, theater, drawing, chorus, digital music and, for the first time, mariachi. Students are rehearsing and honing their skills each day, and will showcase their weeks of work in culminating performances and displays at the high school Performing Arts Center on July 28. On July 29, students will watch “Ice Age: Collision Course” as a fitting celebration of this summer’s theme.

The multifaceted Summer Academy of the Arts tutorials are a continuation of the outstanding level of arts instruction offered in the district during the school year.