Audition 2015 Show - Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts

Report
MARTHA ELLEN STILWELL
SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
AUDITIONS 2015
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
VISION STATEMENT
To establish a learning community where students
achieve high academic standards, maintain good
citizenship, and excel in their artistic development.
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts is
to develop 21st century thinkers to become global leaders
by providing the highest quality of education in and
through the arts.
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
SCHOOL OVERVIEW
Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts (SSOA) is the newest constructed high school in Clayton
County. Located in Jonesboro, Georgia, a suburb of metropolitan Atlanta, the school sits adjacent to
the Clayton County Performing Arts Center. Martha Ellen Stilwell was an influential pioneer for the
arts. She was an educator in the Clayton County School System and was the first Fine Arts
Coordinator for the school district. She originated the now-internationally renowned Spivey Hall
Children’s Choir. The work of Martha Ellen Stilwell continues to promote excellence in academic
growth and social development. SSOA opened its doors in August 2014 to educate students in the
Clayton County Public School System. Built to meet the needs of a rapidly growing fine arts
community, this state-of-the art facility is home to grades 9-12 students with an enrollment of
approximately 400. A highly qualified faculty and staff has been assembled to serve the school
community. The parents, students and staff of SSOA seek to build a world-class school that is
internationally competitive in academics and the arts. The students, staff and school community will
have a school facility that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st century and beyond.
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
FINE ARTS PROGRAM
SSOA operates on an alternate A/B Block schedule with a focus on the
Fine Arts. Our curriculum provides all students with a challenging
learning opportunity that will ensure they are prepared for an ever
changing global society. Additionally our courses are geared towards
a rigorous “college prep” curriculum supported by engaging,
relevant and rigorous instruction.
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
SSOA Fine Arts Courses are:
Music: Choral Ensembles, Band Ensembles, Orchestra Ensembles, Music Technology,
Music Appreciation,
Music Theory, A.P. Music Theory, Jazz Band, Guitar, Piano.
Dance: Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Dance Production, Choreography, Dance
History.
Theater: Acting, Musical Theater, Theater Techniques, Theater Production.
Visual Art: Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Computer Design, Graphic
Design, Select Studio, A.P. Studio Art.
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Principal: Dr. Michael H. Robinson
Assistant Principal: Mr. Prince T. Bowie
Counselor: Mrs. Barbara Stanfield
Instructional Facilitator: Ms. Vikki Glover
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
All students will be required to complete a total of 23 units for graduation. All students
will take:
4 units of English
4 units of Science
4 units of Mathematics
3 units of Social Studies
At least 3 units required from: Fine Arts and Foreign Language*
At least 4 additional electives
1 Health/Physical education course
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
DUAL ENROLLMENT
Students attending Stilwell also have an opportunity to participate in Dual Enrollment. Dual
Enrollment allows students to take academic courses both at a college location and at their
high school.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Our graduates have received acceptance into various colleges and universities. Among the
colleges that have accepted our students are The University of Georgia, New York University,
St. John’s University, Savannah College of Art and Design, New York Institute of Technology,
the Boston Conservatory, Howard University, and Morehouse College.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Last year’s graduates received over $2,900,000 in scholarship offers, including a Gates
Millennium scholarship winner for the past three years.
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
GRADING INFORMATION/POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
GRADING SCALE
All teachers at Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts will follow the grading system
adopted by the Clayton County Board of Education.
Numerical/Letter Grade:
A=90-100
B=80-89
C=71-79
D=70
F=69 and below
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will receive an additional five
numeric points to their final grade and one additional quality point.
STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
ACTIVITIES/CLUBS
ACTIVITY/CLUB NAME
SPONSOR
National Art Honor Society
J. Lemahieu/P. Vlastnik
International Thespian Society
K. Preyer
Elite Scholars
C. Prince
Senior Class
T. Conner
Club E
J. Holmes
SGA
Isom
Young Historians
Graves
I Demonstrate Educated Beauty
Isom

similar documents