Embeding the arts into campus life
We provide students with arts opportunities every school day by maintaing four pillars of arts programming:
- Wide array of arts electives taught by full time arts specialists - teachers who are highly trained, deliver standards based arts curriculum to students who develop artistic skill by taking performing and visual arts elective classes
- Collaboration with professional Teaching Artists/Artists in Residence - Trained professional artists are invited to collaborate with students in our Academy setting. Artists share knowledge and experience in a chosen art form through performances, workshops or extended residencies. Residencies allow students to work closely with artists on special projects or experiences.
- Arts Integration - Our staff has received arts integration training from the NC Museum of Art, The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students can construct new knowledge or demonstrate understanding through a creative process. Arts integration can be used to teach content or address social concerns. We also have on staff, an Arts Integration Specialist who provides daily support to teachers and students in the area of arts integration. Finally, we have a dedicated arts integration learning lab which teachers can utilize when their arts integration lesson is too specialized for the regular classroom setting.
- Arts centered field trips - Academy students engage in the arts in various ways during off campus learning opportunities. Students may be exploring a museum, attending a performance, sharing their art form in a performance setting, or participating in a performance adjudication. Students may attend master classes, competitions, or provide service to the community through the arts.
At East Millbrook we strive to ensure that our students receive the most comprehensive arts education possible. For more information on each facet of our program use the tabs to the left.