We offer a curriculum in four (4) core subjects; ELA, Math. Science, Social Studies; and offer a talent in Dance, Vocal Music, or Computer Technology. Our subschools are designed to accommodate students talents, and needs.
Academy For Performing Arts (APA)
The Academy of Performing Arts provides the opportunity for students to pursue training in Dance – classical ballet, and contemporary dance, Music –vocal. The academy places special emphasis on preparing the young artist for high schools that offer programs specializing in performing arts. In Dance, students pursue studies in classical ballet, contemporary dance, dance terminology, dance anatomy, and dance history. In Vocal Music students pursue studies in choral music, vocal technique- acoustical method of vowel modification and music theory.
APA works in partnership with several arts groups, organizations and foundations such as Alvin Ailey, Lincoln Center and Creative Outlet. Students are featured in our annual Winter Fest and Spring Fest Concerts, which showcase each of the art disciplines.
DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM (ESPANOL)
Students will have the benefit of learning a 2nd language while enriching their native language. All students will learn appropriate grade level content while developing their bilingual proficiency. The overall goal of our DLP program is for all students to be bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural. By the end of 8th grade, students will be able to:
Use 2 languages comfortably and effectively in social situations appropriate for their age level.
Communicate effectively through reading and writing in 2 languages at a level appropriate for their
Perform at or above grade level standard.
Priority will be given to students that have successfully completed a dual language program in
Academy of Communication Arts and Technology (ACATS)
We focus on engaging students in curriculum highlighting technology and its interdisciplinary applications. Students are prepared to have a competitive advantage to attend selective high schools and colleges and universities. Classrooms are equipped with televisions, LCD projectors and SmartBoards, which are incorporated in daily lessons. There are three MAC computer labs—where students have access to excellent instructional software programs.
ACATS students are exposed to the following specialized core instructional areas:
* Communications, including podcasting and website development
* Film production
* Digital photography and information design
Technology Summit: Students showcase their technology projectsKid Witness News Video Program: Students direct and edit their own film.