The Academy of the Arts is designed for students to find and develop their voices as artists. Offering pathways in fine and performing arts including dance, instrumental music, theatre, vocal music and visual arts, the passion to create is the common thread that ties our academy together.
It is the purpose and mission of the Fine Arts Academy of Jesse C. Carson High School to educate and prepare students for the twenty-first century through stringent academic requirements, a concentration of fine arts as a discipline, and service learning through the arts in preparation for post-secondary education.
High School Academies offer specialized curricula and courses and are aligned to specific career pathways.
Rising ninth grade students who are unable to obtain academies or concentrations in their regularly assigned school, may apply to another school within RSS in order to enroll in a program of study or academy not offered at their school. Transfers into high school academies for rising ninth graders will be granted on a space available basis, with students in the academy host school given first opportunity for enrollment in the academy. The transfer window for high school academies will open on February 15, 2021 and close on March 15, 2021.
General information about academies is below, for more detailed Academy Information and requirements, please contact a guidance counselor at the respective high school.
5th Grade students at Knollwood Elementary School participated in their first of six Muddy Sneakers days on September 20th and October 6th, 2021. Our 5th graders really enjoyed their first field trip since 2019.