Whitt Fine Arts Academy
About Our School
Kindergarten – 5 | Choice
The mission of the Whitt Fine Arts Academy is to expose Kinder-5th grade students to the Media Arts strand in a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment by channeling their unique skills and talents through an integrated academic and arts program. We would be honored to be given the opportunity to prepare your student for life-long success at the campus where “dreams come true...one student at a time.”
The mission of Whitt Fine Arts Academy is to open the eyes of our Kinder-5th grade students to the Radio/TV/Film fine arts strand by channeling their unique skills and talents through an integrated academic and arts program which focuses on a whole-person developmental approach to learning in unison with high academic and artistic standards.
How to know Whitt Fine Arts Academy is right for your child:
- Your child would benefit from a personalized learning experience focused on literacy and math development.
- Your child enjoys a variety of different enrichment courses including: Music, Art, Theatre, and Media Arts.
- Your child has a commitment to learning and a desire to expand his/her knowledge artistically and academically.
Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:
- Recognition that every student is unique in his or her strengths and challenges
- The use of student portfolios allowing students to set individual goals and track their progress
- Opportunities to explore various fine arts interests and participate in clubs/activities, preparing them for 6th-12th grade fine arts campuses
Gifted and Talented - Identified gifted students take part in a pull-out program in grades 1 - 5. Instruction for this class is provided by an Advanced Academics/Gifted Specialist. Curriculum units are interdisciplinary and incorporate logical, critical and creative thinking skills into core academic areas of math, language arts, science, and social studies.
Dyslexia - The Multisensory Teaching Approach program is utilized for students that are identified through testing
Special Education - For students that qualify for services, certified staff members are available to ensure implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
Bilingual/ESL - One-way Bilingual classes are offered on each grade level. Each teacher at Whitt is equipped with the expertise to incorporate instructional strategies to also ensure students identified as ESL receives academic support.
Fine Arts Division
Art: Students will learn the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design and how to incorporate them into art work. Products include painting, working with clay, drawing, weaving, learning about various Artists and preparing for showcases.
Music: Students will perform, create, sing, play instruments, listen, and move to music! Students will have a grade level showcase that will feature all of the Fine Arts strands with a musical-style presentation.
Media Arts: Students learn how to use their iPads to record, edit, and produce video and audio projects. Emphasis is also placed on the history, career choices, and the role Media Arts plays in everyday life.
Theatre: Students are exposed to the technical, history, and character analysis of acting. Students have the opportunity to apply techniques and analytical skills to showcase their learnings through group performances and monologues.
Physical Education: The Physical Education program will guide students toward becoming physically, mentally, and socially functioning individuals that will prepare them to live in today's complex society, and in the future.
Kindness Crew - A group of students collaborate to encourage kindness and compassion on campus and within the community through their efforts of community service projects, modeling of positive character traits, and encouragement activities to promote kindness.
Fine Arts Specialty Clubs - Each strand of the Fine Arts component provides a club for students that have an intermediate/ advanced interest which often results in the students creating products that are featured on social media, the campus YouTube channel, or engage in district-wide competitions.
Additional clubs are determined based on student surveys provided in August and January, which results in the offerings each semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do all students have the opportunity to experience all Fine Arts strands?
Is there an opportunity for family engagement activities?
Does Whitt provide transportation?