SCotA places Arts education at the center of everything that happens during school, offering an arts-infused curriculum grounded in academic inquiry, collaborative small-group instruction, and professionally-guided arts training. The rigorous academic program based on the Common Core standards ensures that graduates are prepared to attend college and join the work force as creative and critical thinkers. All students receive classes in Dance, Music, and Visual Arts and Drama. Here, students have 11 Arts classes per 6-day cycle, well above that offered in any other Springfield school. At SCotA, students do art every day!
In addition to specific Arts classes, SCotA teachers integrate the arts into the core subjects of ELA, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. Arts-integrated lessons and activities provide additional hours in the arts and help students make connections between subject areas and understand how creative expression in the arts can be used as a lens to see the world and provide them with a rich, new language to describe what they see, hear and feel.
Many community partners have climbed on board to work with SCotA and help bring the arts into focus. These numerous partnerships provide students the opportunity to receive arts instruction in specialty areas (instrumental music, vocal music, drama, dance, visual arts) from licensed arts teachers as well as professional art partners and artists in residence.
Enrollment into SCA is on a straight lottery basis, which means there are no admissions requirements. Students do not need to have previous experience in the arts to attend SCotA, however they should understand that we are serious about our arts courses, which are offered as regular class requirements, not electives. Registration for Springfield Conservatory of the Arts will take place during the Magnet Balloting period: December through the first week in January each year.
Please click here for information on what is required to sign up.