Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Live Reporting: K12 Art Program and Franklin Arts Academy Updates

The document for presentation and discussion scheduled for the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting May 23, 2017.

The full agenda for the School Committee meeting is found here

  1. come away with an understanding of the depth and rigor of the program
  2. significant changes at the high school
  3. FAA now in its 7th year

the slides showing the progression from grade to grade through K to 12 are stunning displays

video samples too, check them out

collaborative learning at 2nd grade working on a project as part of the social emotional learning lesson

check out the step by step page for the mosaic creation at Remington Middle School

the final installation will be a 7x7 exhibit with 49 panels as a permanent installation at the school

12 yr change in the art class offerings reflects the state of the world as it has changed over the years (also due to the new FHS building)

art is an elective at FHS but almost 1600 student classes will be required for the 2017-2018 year
81% of the FHS students too an art class, they averaged 3 course

130 students in FAA at the high school, approx 10% of the total FHS population choosing this as a pathway; available for grades 10, 11, 12

"Thank you so much for your leadership in bringing the FAA to the high school, to have created the special unique environment is a model

music mentors are always there, it is heartening to see some many of them comeback"

capacity for FAA is built within the budget of the high school

limited by multiples of the teacher student ratio and class size (approx 25 students)

the key is the teachers and their interests, that passion is hard to replicate

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