Art & Science Academy is a comprehensive tuition-free public elementary school offering a rigorous academic program while integrating the visual and performing arts.   Open to all K-8 students, Art & Science Academy is a unique learning environment with smaller classrooms, lower student to teacher ratios, hands-on approach to teaching and learning ASA   students receive all necessary academic support, and participate in advanced learning opportunities during enrichment hour classes that take place each trimester.

Art and Science Academy Mission, Vision and Foundational Statements:

Mission: The mission of the Art & Science Academy will be to provide rigorous K-8 public education in science, math, technology, language arts and social studies, while integrating the visual and performing arts (visual, media, music, dance and theater) within each school day. ASA is a free public charter school staffed with highly qualified and motivated individuals.

Vision: Through strong partnerships among teachers, parents, students and the community, Art & Science Academy will provide an outstanding, innovative and individualized education that challenges and motivates each child to reach his/her personal best.

Foundational Statements:

  1. The arts facilitate the development of critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills. These are essential 21st century workplace skills.
  1. Science is a subject that should be learned through engagement and discovery. Hands on experiments and activities supporting the concepts being learned must be a regular practice and students should experience concepts rather than simply discussing them.
  1. The Art and Science Academy will provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment where students can learn and enjoy coming to school every day. The entire community will practice caring, supportive and mutually respectful communication and behavior.
  1. Student interest in learning is as essential as student achievement. The arts are an essential component of a quality holistic education; they stimulate student interest and serve as a stage or platform for learning academics.

94% of parents report seeing positive change in child’s attitude towards school!

ASA Parent Surveys

“When students become emotionally connected to topics being learned, the understanding of that topic becomes deeper, more authentic and therefore retained longer.”

Resnick, 2006

“When the arts are integrated into academic instruction, the learning experiences can become enhanced with discovery, improving the conditions for learning.”

The Arts Council, 2005

“Teaching through the arts has the potential for providing other benefits traditionally associated with the study of the arts such as students’ increased critical and creative thinking skills, self-esteem, willingness to take risks, and ability to work with others.”

Gallas, 1994

“Arts education requires student engagement in learning activities and the development and use of higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.”

First Steps, 2006

“Integrating arts standards into academic disciplines can help students experience concepts rather than simply discussing or reading about them. This approach is consistent with sound and almost universally accepted educational practices that highlight the importance of teaching skill sets that are needed in the 21st Century and actively engaging students while minimizing “off- task” behaviors.”

Lane, 1997

100% of Art and Science Academy parents report that their child  feels happy and positive about being in his/her classroom!

Parent Survey