November 21, 2022
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Young Audiences Charter Schools: Academic Excellence with an Artistic Edge
Young Audiences Charter Schools at Lawrence D. Crocker
to Hold YACS Arts Festival and Open House on December 10
Young Audiences Charter Schools (YACS) at Lawrence D. Crocker, an open enrollment, arts-integrated school in Uptown New Orleans, invites the community and prospective students and families to attend the YACS Arts Festival and Open House on Saturday, December 10 from Noon to 2 p.m. with school tours at its campus at 2301 Marengo St. in Uptown New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public.
The event will feature holiday activities, face painting, inflatables, food trucks, an arts-integrated project tent and music by the YACS Band with dance and drum performances. For more information on how to participate, go to: www.yacs.org.
YACS recently expanded its arts-integrated public education to Uptown New Orleans at its Lawrence D. Crocker Campus, serving grades PK4-8. At Young Audiences Charter School, the arts-integration curriculum reflects recent research from the arts education field that provides significant evidence of the value of the arts in the learning process. Arts Integration combines the arts with the learning of core academic subjects. It supports educational achievement and improved student behavior by giving children both a “springboard” and a “safety net” for learning. The arts allow students to be more engaged in education-focusing on each child’s abilities and interests to provide support in academic achievement. The arts also provide increased opportunities for parental involvement in school, a key component to education.
Any student who enrolls in Young Audiences Charter School for Kindergarten is eligible to attend the YACS Summer Camp for free. Please call the school for details.
Opened in 2013, Young Audiences Charter Schools are open enrollment, arts-integrated charter schools operating in Jefferson and Orleans Parish on three campuses. 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.
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