Michigan schools considering a fully integrated and aligned fine arts curriculum now have a new resource at their disposal. School leaders at Concord Academy Petoskey are assisting other Michigan charter schools in the alignment and mapping of fully integrated fine arts curricula, development of a high-quality, comprehensive Internet resource, and implementation of professional development programs for new and aspiring teachers.
The project will boost student achievement, promote parent and community involvement, and improve teacher preparation by supporting the integration of fine arts in general education. Concord will use three strategies during the next two years to accomplish these objectives.
West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics ("West Michigan"), Woodland Park Academy ("Woodland Park"), and Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts ("Winans") have each requested Concord's assistance in aligning and mapping their integrated fine arts curricula.
The Website also will offer solutions for schools that wish to offer a limited traditional fine arts component, s well as a full fine arts program. This project component will be completed with the assistance of the Mixhigan Association of Public School Academies ("MAPSA").
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