Middle School Enrollment Info
The middle school application will open October 11, with a deadline scheduled for December 1st.
Families should receive Welcome Letters which will allow them to create a MySchools account and see their personalized application.
(In-Person at M.S. 113)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2023
The Academy of 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 Mark Morris Dance Company and Creative Outlet. Students are featured in our annual Winter Star Fest and Spring Star Fest Concerts, which showcase each of the art disciplines.
The Academy of Communication Arts, Technology and Sciences (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
Digital photography and information design
Technology Summit: Students showcase their technology projects
Kid Witness News Video Program: Students direct and edit their own film.
School of Fine Arts and Design (FAD)
Our art curriculum involves Portfolio Development, Art History and Graphic Arts. The art curriculum includes developing technique and art concepts for the fine arts students. The techniques of instruction are: General Drawing (foundation, Basic), Architectural Rendering (interior and exterior), Tonal and Color Equation, Abstract Design, Art History, Desktop Publishing, Packaging, and Wed Design.
These techniques of instruction encourage and prepare our students to be artistically flexible, adaptable, to meet the demands of the specialized art high school entrance audition exam. In addition, the students in SFAD are provided with the state of the art equipment which includes a Macintosh computer lab, in a studio art environment. We use technology to present and archive original student artwork.
Students present their work in our Annual Art Show.
Dual Language Program
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
* Please note that our Dual Language is open CITYWIDE for all students regardless of District and residence.
Every Monday, 10am
- October 2
- October 16
- October 23
- November 6
- November 13
- November 20
- November 27
(No Appointment Needed)
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Applying to RELC (REQUIREMENTS):
PLEASE FILL OUT GOOGLE FORM!
(YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ATTACHED FILES OR VIDEOS DEPENDING ON YOUR SUBSCHOOL CHOICE.)
* SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN (PORTFOLIO)
Please submit at least 4-6 pieces of ORIGINAL art work including self-portrait. (NO COPYRIGHTED CHARACTERS)
* Note: Google Form is only for RELC records.
You must also complete the official Middle School Application in the MySchool Account.
Review the requirements for the sub-school you select.
FILL OUT LINK VIA
Submit a copy of most recent 5th grade report card and final 4th grade report card to the school no later than December 7, 2022