Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton (YACS) currently still has limited openings in grades K-1 for the 2014-15 school year at its 1407 Virgil St. campus in Gretna. Parents still looking for a school are strongly encouraged to register their children now.
School Leader Folwell Dunbar stated that there were still a few spots available in kindergarten and 1st grade at the school, but stressed that parents should not delay in registering.
Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton is an open enrollment, arts-integrated charter school. It opened in 2013 with over 400 students in grades K-3. For the 2014-15 school year, enrollment is open to any Jefferson Parish student entering Kindergarten through 4th grade. Each following academic year, the school will add one grade to serve students in grades K-8 by Fall 2018.
Recent research shows that students at schools with an arts-integrated curriculum score 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 are more likely to have better attendance, fewer behavior referrals, and increased class participation.
Parents are encouraged to visit the YACS website www.yacharterschool.org, call (504) 304-6332 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment information.
Young Audiences Charter School: Academic Excellence with an Artistic Edge
Young Audiences of Louisiana was founded in 1962 with the mission to inspire, empower, and connect children and communities through education, arts, and culture. Over the last 51 years the organization has grown from presenting school performances of chamber music to our current position as the state's largest provider of arts-integrated and after-school programs. In 2012 Young Audiences of Louisiana employed over 250 trained teaching artists and educators to provide after-school programs for over 2,200 students free-of-charge in the Greater New Orleans area.
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