Visual & Performing Arts & Media Department
The Visual & Performing Arts & Media curriculum is designed to inspire greater levels of academic achievement by linking student interest and talent in the arts to all aspects of their education experience. By tapping into their strengths as artists, teachers lead students to improve their overall skills in reading, writing, science and math. VPAM is particularly concerned about bridging the achievement gap by capably serving students who consistently under perform.
The culture of VPAM is one in which everyone embraces the pursuit of personal growth, development and excellence as a student, as an artist, and as a member of a community. In a small school community, it is possible to approach learning as a collective work collaboratively within an environment where the arts are the vehicle for creative and analytical thinking. Our students develop into members of society with the skills to write and think with their minds, create with their hands, express with their bodies, act and speak from their hearts, and inspire others to do the same.