|Welcome to A3 - A school for you!|
CITIZEN - SCHOLAR - ARTIST
The Academy of Arts and Academics combines high academic standards with professional-level arts and sciences experiences to propel learning, engage passion, and empower transformation.
We believe that students make the most of their learning when they take ownership of their education and that students deserve the opportunity to develop and pursue a particular passion at increasingly greater depth, guided by mentors in our community who can encourage excellence. At A3 we help students make connections within academic disciplines, between academics and the arts, and between their lives now and their lives as they enter the larger global community.
EXPLORE - DESIGN - CREATE - REFINE - OWN
At A3 students work in learning teams across curriculums of Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), Inquiries (Math and Science) and art to create project demonstrations that are examples of content learning.
Lessons and projects are built upon the "EDCRO" system - an acronym for Explore - Design - Create - Refine - Own. Students are taught the skills to use this system, and projects are assessed using the EDCRO rubric.
A3 integrates current technology into the learning environment and employs affiliate professional artists to complement core faculty.
We believe in teamwork and building community. At A3, students, faculty, parents, and community partners share responsibility to create and sustain a safe, ethical, and focused place to learn.
See what an A3 class is like.
At A3 we create a structure of learning based on real-world inquires, critical thinking and problem solving. We believe that when a student learns outside the context of a textbook, they will see a subject's relevance and purpose in a richer light.
See what inquiries are like.