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    After touring several magnet options in our district, we knew that East Millbrook would be the best fit for our daughter.  We were sold on the arts integration theme and abundance of arts electives that would not be present at our base school. Both of us are avid arts supporters and know the benefits of participating and being exposed to all genres of art.  

    This school has been the right choice and a powerful factor in our child’s growth and development. When she started three years ago, she was shy, afraid to take risks and did not advocate for herself.  Through her experiences in dance, band and extra- curricular activities, she has overcome her shyness and is feeling more confident.  She is a student leader and promotes her school with the Cougar Club, she actively participates in community projects with National Junior Honor Society as well as the PTSA and is goalie on the soccer team. Dance has helped her to express herself in ways that she didn’t think possible.  Academics come easily for her, but the challenge of learning an instrument has helped her realize you have to work hard and collaborate with others to see results.   

    I’ve been especially impressed by the teachers, counselor and administration at East Millbrook.  They all made an effort to build a relationship with my daughter to make sure she is challenged and happy. Her team of teachers over the past three years have embraced the arts integration trainings and utilized them in their lesson plans.  From raps about Greek mythology to ancient Japanese marbling, she has been exposed to many different elements of arts across her core subjects."  

    Eight Grade Parent - S. Reynolds

     

    The school has been the right choice and a powerful factor in our child’s growth and development in her middle school years.  She has had the opportunity to both explore the elements of art that she knew and loved like drawing and creative writing, and others that she had no clue would become dear to her like music and singing.  She has been able to creatively write in science and run science experiments on sound and music.  She has gained confidence and poise through chorus and found a voice she did not know she possessed because she was encouraged to explore the arts.  She and her classmates worked with her Exploring Music teacher to learn how to play stringed instruments, because the school had a full set of instruments that allowed them to explore an area of music they never would have been able to access in other magnet programs without taking band or orchestra for a year.   

    Each of these experiences has reverberated back to her core classes with her being more confident to try things and knowing she might not do it right the first time, but she has a supporting cast of teachers to encourage her and support her failures and subsequent tries.  She has become part of a diverse student population that is made better for the access to arts that the school provides and the encouragement those avenues give to students who may not shine in other areas.  EMMMS has given our student an experience that cannot be replicated in any other magnet or charter program in our area and is changing and empowering students each day with the unique arts immersion program available at its campus.

     Eighth Grade Parent - C. Difruscio

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