Academic Arts Academy

Academic Arts Academy Application Checklist 2018-2019

 

IN-DISTRICT FAMILIES:

  • Complete AAA application (online)
  • Completed teacher recommendation (online) Bring following to either AAA interview evenings (Feb. 15 or 20 @ 3:45-515 pm):
  • Printed email of D20 Choice application completed (if applicable)
  • Student creative expression piece (3 minutes or less)
  • Small group cooperative learning activity.  

 

OUT-OF-DISTRICT or OUT OF FEEDER STRAND FAMILIES:

  • Complete D20 Choice application available online o Complete AAA application (online)
  • Completed teacher recommendation (online) Bring following to either AAA interview evenings (Feb. 15 or 20 @ 3:45-5:15 pm):
  • Printed email of D20 Choice application completed (if applicable)
  • Student creative expression piece (3 minutes or less)
  • Small group cooperative learning activity.
 
  Our Mission Statement

 The Academic Arts Academy fosters a safe culture that empowers each student to synthesize academic content with authentic integration of the arts.  Students engage in innovative learning through guided choice, personal expression, collaboration and interactions with the arts community.  A shared commitment to high achievement and ownership of knowledge challenges learners to create connections and discover their voice in a diverse society.

 

What is the Curriculum?

  • AAA aligns with the same Colorado content standards in all academic core classes as traditional EMS teams.
  • Same rigor as other teams, with a strong emphasis on critical thinking
  • Common assessments
  • Have same exploratory choices as other EMS students

What is Arts Integration?

 

We design our curriculum considering:
  • Individual interests and learning styles
  • Teaching, learning and assessing
  • In the arts (creating the environment)
  • With the arts (including music or visual art)
  • About the arts (incorporating art history or art technique)
  • Through the arts (sharing learning using artistic expression)
  • Having the right teachers in AAA is critical

Who Fits?

  • All ability levels
  • Active hands- on learners
  • Students who like to see the big picture and how the pieces fit
  • Students who express what they've learned in many ways
  • We are NOT a performing arts school
Meet the Teachers

 AAA Application Process

  1. AAA Application Checklist​
  2. Complete the ONLINE application packet
  3. Select a teacher to complete the online Teacher Recommendation Form
  4. Prepare your creative expression piece (3 minutes or less) and bring it to your interview
  5. Be ready to participate in a small group cooperative learning activity during your interview night.
  6. Attend either interview date in February at Eagleview Middle School

 

 Selection Process: 

All students interested in attending The Academic Arts Academy must complete the application, have contacted a teacher to complete online reference, participate in a cooperative learning activity, an interview and demonstrate their willingness to share a creative expression, creativity, portfolio or project. (3 minutes or less)