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Academics

The School's Curriculum is centered around higher-order thinking, with students creating, analyzing, and evaluating in response to each lesson. This prepares students for learning in higher education institutions and for the workforce. Our Arts-Infused college and career preparatory curriculum provide resources for each subject area to support necessary academic growth and allow creativity in every classroom.

The classroom is a playground for learning, driven by student interaction and engagement, constantly monitored to ensure academic growth, and filled with educator-generated activities and lessons. Educators work within the confines of an Arts-Infused curricular framework developed specifically for Fine Arts Preparatory School. Students will not have textbooks, yet will have access to an extensive age-appropriate library for research, learning, and leisure. Allowing educators more autonomy in the classroom.

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What Makes Our School Shine?

We are established as a full-service community hub collaborating to build harmony, equality, and well-being. We believe visual and performing arts paired with nature play and experiential learning will cultivate creative, innovative, and resilient people prepared to tackle college and careers alongside real-life issues. Educational programming aims to meet and exceed academic performance standards and expectations adopted by the State Board of Education. The school will use research and evidence-based instruction, provide content-rich learning environments, a positive and supportive school culture, and participative/interactive teaching methods to support a learner-centered atmosphere to boost student growth and achievement.  

Year Round Calendar

Non-Traditional 

School Hours

Arts Infused Core Curriculum

Restorative Justice Discipline Program

Classroom Environment

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Lessons are student-led and utilize the Socratic seminar, which continuously fuels learning as students take control of classroom conversations guided by the educator. Every course delivered at Fine Arts Preparatory School is arts-infused. Though a student may be in math or history class, the lesson must also contain an arts discipline. Student-led conferences are held each reporting quarter, allowing students to discuss with their educators and families strategies for success and any deviation from the prescribed plan. These goals are based on prior assessment data and educator observation. 

Academic
Support

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Student progress is monitored by our Dean of Instruction & Academic Intervention Team to support the academic growth of each student. The practice of being learner-centered and culturally aware is commonsense to us! Fine Arts Preparatory School is a safe space for all - we find the student academically, artistically, and culturally to make the school fit them.

Exceptional
Learners

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Exceptional learners is the term used in the United States to identify students with disabilities and those who are gifted and talented. The majority of students with disabilities have cognitive and/or behavioral disabilities, that is, specific learning disability (SLD), intellectual disability (ID), emotional disturbance, (ED), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The remaining have primarily sensory and/or physical disabilities (e.g., blindness, deafness, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy).

Exceptional students hold an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP), Section 504 Accommodations, those classified as gifted & talented, and students needing additional educational services on campus.

Instruction for exceptional children is referred to as “special education,” which differs from what most children require. Research indicates that effective instruction for students with disabilities is individualized, explicit, systematic, and intensive. It differs with the size of the group taught and the amount of corrective feedback and reinforcement used. Also, from the student’s viewpoint, it is more predictable. In addition, each of these elements is on a continuum.​

Visual & Performing Arts

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Students have the opportunity to perform in various competitive performing ensembles, providing access to competitions and conventions multiple times throughout the year. Membership in a competitive performing ensemble enables students to develop at an accelerated level and enhances their ability as a performer. 

Involvement in a competitive performing ensemble:

  • Allow students to further their artistic training and performance skills

  • Provides performance opportunities in local, state, regional, national, and international competition

  • Helps make lasting connections

  • Encourages learning self-discipline

  • Provides a healthy outlet for emotions

  • Increases spatial and pattern recognition

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