January 23rd, 2018
oung Audiences Charter School: Academic Excellence with an Artistic Edge
YOUNG AUDIENCES CHARTER SCHOOL TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE FOR
PROSPECTIVE KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ON JANUARY 24
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS), the only arts-integrated charter school in Jefferson Parish, invites prospective Kindergarten students, along with their families, to attend an Open House on Wednesday, January 24, 2:30pm to learn more about the school. The sessions will be held at Young Audiences Charter School, 1407 Virgil Street in Gretna.
“We are proud to be a part of this diverse community and to continue to provide a high-quality, open enrollment, arts-integrated education for all children,” said School Leader Brandon House. “We are excited to be expanding to high school in 2019 and offering the opportunity for our students to attend a full K-12 school. Our recent test scores prove that we are ready to take YACS to a new level!”
Young Audiences Charter School also invites prospective students and families to schedule a tour of the school if they cannot attend the Open House.
Young Audiences Charter School is currently open to any Jefferson Parish student entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. YACS will be expanding to High School in 2019 to eventually become a full K-12 school.
Opened in 2013, Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton is an open enrollment, arts-integrated charter school in Jefferson Parish for grades K-8, and expanding to high school in 2019. Enrollment is open to any Jefferson Parish student. Recent research shows that students at schools with an arts-integrated curriculum scored higher on standardized tests and academic measures than those at other types of schools, including academic magnet schools. (PAIR, 2013) Additionally, students involved in the arts have better attendance, fewer behavior referrals, increased class participation, and are more likely to report a love of learning.