Young Audiences Charter Schools: Academic Excellence with an Artistic Edge
Young Audiences Charter Schools to Host Open Houses for Orleans and Jefferson Parish Campuses
Young Audiences Charter Schools (YACS), open enrollment, arts-integrated schools in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, invite prospective students and families to attend its open house events in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.
For Jefferson Parish residents, the open houses for Young Audiences Charter School Little YACS ( grades PK4-K only), will be held on the following Saturdays: October 22, October 29 and November 5 at 10 a.m. at the Little YACS Campus at 3400 6th St. in Harvey.
Open House for Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton (grades 1-5) in Jefferson will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m. for 1st and 2nd grades and 11 a.m. for grades 3-5 at the YACS Kate Middleton Campus at 1407 Virgil St. in Gretna.
YACS’s Jefferson Campus recently opened a new state-of-the-art middle/high campus. Open House for YACS at Burmaster (grades 6-12) will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. for grades 6-8 and at 2:30 p.m. for grades 9-12 at 1000 Burmaster St. in Gretna.
For Orleans Parish Residents, YACS recently expanded its arts-integrated public education to Uptown New Orleans at its Lawrence D. Crocker Campus, serving grades PK4-8. Young Audiences Charter School at Lawrence D. Crocker will hold a YACS Arts Festival and Open House on Saturday, November 12 at noon to 2 p.m. with school tours at its campus at 2301 Marengo St. in Uptown New Orleans. The event will also feature 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.
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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