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SPS including a center college high quality and performing arts ‘alternative’ program

SPS including a center college high quality and performing arts ‘alternative’ program

Springfield college officers are working behind the scenes this yr to set the stage for the August debut of a brand new “alternative” program, The Reed Academy of High quality and Performing Arts.

The brand new program shall be obtainable for sixth-graders from throughout the district coming into Reed through the 2023-24 yr. The aim is so as to add choices and grades 7-8 within the coming years.

Principal Sara Strohm mentioned the brand new choices will construct on current excessive curiosity within the choir, band, orchestra, visible arts and new step workforce at Reed. The choir, particularly, has gained state and nationwide consideration.

“We have now a wealthy historical past of the high quality arts at Reed,” mentioned Strohm, in her fourth yr main the 600-student college for grades 6-8 at 2000 N. Lyon Ave.

“We all know our children have an curiosity in connecting with the high quality arts and so now we’re giving them the chance to make the connection and have these experiences.”

Within the first yr, Reed plans so as to add world dance, media and theater.

Sara Strohm

Superintendent Grenita Lathan mentioned the improved programming will begin within the current facility. A brand new Reed constructing is a part of the $220 million bond difficulty set to look on the April 4 poll.

“Except for Proposition S, we have now already began discussing on the central workplace degree and constructing degree in regards to the attainable adjustments to Reed as a result of we wished enter from the employees and principal,” Lathan mentioned, noting the adjustments shall be phased in.

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