Arts: SCAPE provides expanded opportunities to magnet students in the visual and performing arts while incorporating best practices through arts integration (AI).
WHMS will offer two Avenues—Academic and Creative—for entrance into Arts: SCAPE. Arts: SCAPE launched during fall 2016 with Grade 6 and will continue with 6th and 7th grade in the fall of 2017. The ultimate goal of Arts: SCAPE is talent development for all students.
Arts: SCAPE Avenue A (Academic)
Avenue A (Academic) is designed for students who are highly gifted in both reading and math. Students who are placed in this program must be able to commit to a summer math course prior to Grade 6. The math curriculum is compacted to ensure readiness for Algebra 1 during Grade 7 and Geometry during Grade 8. The advanced level coursework will utilize best practices from gifted education and arts integration (AI). Avenue A students complete summer assignments that their teachers will use to “frontload” content to allow magnet teachers to increase the depth of unit exploration throughout the school year.
Students invited to apply to Avenue A may also apply to Avenue B—the Creative Performing Arts Avenue. Dual applicants must also engage in the Avenue B audition process, in addition to completing the interview and task associated with the Avenue A application process.
Arts: SCAPE Avenue B (Creative and Performing Arts)
Arts: SCAPE began during fall 2016 and is designed to provide expanded opportunities to magnet students in the visual and performing arts while incorporating best practices through arts integration (AI). The ultimate goal of Arts: SCAPE is talent development for all students.
Avenue B is designed for students who have demonstrated the talent or the potential for exceptional talent in the creative and performing arts. Any current Grade 5 student may apply for Avenue B. Avenue B will be accessed via the audition/portfolio process, which mirrors the current criteria used for admission to the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA). These creatively gifted and talented students will select a visual/performing arts concentration path, and participants will be eased into advanced-level coursework per their area(s) of identified academic strength(s).