Our Magnet Program Provides Unique Creative Experiences

  • Our Young Artists Grow Their Creativity in a Close-Knit Artistic Setting 


    Our Magnet Arts Academy Offers


    • Abundant Arts elective choice
    • Arts integrated lessons in core and elective content areas
    • Daily, double- period arts elective (Guild Classes) Exclusively offered at the Academy!
    • Frequent Guest Artists/Artists in Residence
    • Three electives per day in addition to core classes


    Our robust elective catalog, with over 100 electives, provides numerous opportunities for creative exploration.  The majority of our elective classes are arts-centered, including our Guild Classes. Guild classes are a daily, double - period of arts instruction and are exclusively offered at our Academy. Our commitment to the arts and creativity extends beyond electives. We embed creativity and arts instruction into all that we do. We integrate the arts into core classes; we bring in Guest Artists and Artists in Residence to work with our students. We offer community-based arts opportunities throughout the year. Students who attend our Academy increase problem-solving ability, increase creativity, increase collaborative skills, increase artistic skill, and grow communication and leadership skills.  

    To further support developing a creative community that nurtures creativity, imagination, and innovative thinking in students, we collaborate with Arts organizations and teaching artists from across the nation. These Arts partners enhance the professional growth of our teachers.

    At East Millbrook, we ensure that students receive the most comprehensive arts education possible. For more information on each facet of our program, use the tabs to the left. Please explore all we have to offer at the Academy.



    EM3 AVPA is a small school with a student population of just under 800 students conveniently located in North Raleigh


    Our small learning environment provides us with the flexibility to address the needs of many kinds of learners.  Students receive differentiated instruction and enjoy multiple electives a day without sacrificing one for the other.   Our small class sizes can accommodate students who may need more individualized instruction. Our arts-integrated approach to teaching and learning provides rigor for students ready to take on more and provides opportunities for those who are not as academically strong to grow essential academic skills.  Most core classes have around 22 students, and our elective classes boast a wide range of sizes. Students receive daily instruction in core subjects and attend three electives per day.


    If you have questions about our Magnet Program, please contact Joanna Caves - acaves@wcpss.net. 

  • Artistic training provides your student with the skills needed on and off the stage!


    Arts + Information Synthesis - Our young artists can synthesize information in new and compelling ways.  Students learn new information using an art form or demonstrate their understanding of information using the arts.


    Arts + Visualization/Innovation - The East Millbrook young artist learns how to visualize a problem and will use creativity to innovate the solution. The ability to visualize ideas and then bring those ideas to fruition is a critical 21st Century Skill.


    Arts + Focus - Working creatively builds student focus, persistence, and endurance. These work habits are critical to success in all areas of study. At the Academy, we ask students to examine their own work, reflect on their product, revise where necessary, and then present a finished product.


    Arts + Detail - Attention to detail is an indispensable skill for any young learner. At the Academy, we teach students to look at the big picture, identify a specific problem and correct it on a finite scale.

    Questions? Please contact our Magnet Coordinator Joanna Caves acaves@wcpss.net.