Overton High School School for the Creative and Performing Arts

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Brett Lawson, Principal
Greg Billings, Assistant Principal
CAPA Academy
Steven Broadway, Assistant Principal
Professional Academy
Michael Sizemore, Assistant Principal
Freshman Academy
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Focused study in the Fine Arts
Dual enrollment program
School-within-a-school design
Safe and supportive learning environment
Active and involved parent organization and
community adopters
Numerous academic, social, and athletic
extracurricular activities
Facility with fully-equipped science laboratories,
specialized fine arts classrooms, and interactive
whiteboards, throughout the building
School
Enrollment
CAPA
Enrollment
Grade 9
388
80
Grade 10
345
92
Grade 11
341
113
Grade 12
274
80
1,348
365
TOTAL
Bachelors Degrees
Master / Doctorate Degrees
Certified Staff
Highly Qualified Staff
100%
68%
91 %
98.1%
14- Advanced Placement Course Offerings
94- Honors Course Offerings
Enriched English, math, science and social studies
classes for qualifying Optional students
2009-10
2010-11
Average ACT Score
Projected ACT Score
19.8
18.1 - 22.1
2009-10
Attendance Rate
91.5
2009-10 Graduation Rate
81.2
100% of CAPA students graduate on time.
Overton’s programs are consistently recognized with
top honors and awards at the regional, state, and
national level.
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Football
Basketball
Baseball
Softball
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Golf
Bowling
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Cheerleaders
Pom Squad
Art
Band
Broadcasting
Choir
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Orchestra
Piano
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Marching Band
Jazz Band
Percussion Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Choir
Composition
Show Choir
Digital Art
Painting and Drawing
Photography
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Sculpture
Black Box Theatre
Technical Theatre
Master Classes
Extensive
Performances
Opportunities
Collaborative
Performances
3 year average
$6,787,152.00
3 year average
CAPA SENIORS
$921,000.00
$11,512.50 EACH
100% of CAPA students who apply and audition for colleges and
universities are recipients of a scholarship.
Arkansas Sate University Choir
Michele Bottini
Bridging Souls Productions
Collage Dance Collective
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Frank Shaffer
Ron Horton
Bobby Lavell
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Nubian Dance Theatre
Out Loud Artistry
Vaneese Thomas
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Carnegie Hall-(2010) Wind Ensemble
Fame-(2010) All-School Musical
The National Freedom Awards-(2010)
President’s Day Choral Festival-(2011)
Annie-(2011) All-School Musical
Essentially Ellington Regional Festival-(2011)
Blue Jazz Ensemble
Overton’s performance ensembles are
recognized as “first call” appearances for
prestigious local and regional events.
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Bridge Builders
Debate Team
French Club
Knowledge Bowl
Mu Alpha Theta
National Honor
Society
National Forensics
League
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National Spanish
Honor Society
Quill & Scroll Honor
Society
Spanish Club
Thespian Society
Ambassadors
Anti-Violence
Bridge Builders
Facing History &
Ourselves
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes Club
FCCLA
Future Business Leaders
of America
InkWell
Interact
Key Club
National Forensics League
PeaceJam
Peer Mediation
Science, Engineering,
Communications and
Math
Student Government
Assoc.
Tracker Club
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Arts Schools Network
Magnet Schools of America
College Board
All staff and specialized programs at Overton are
affiliated with state, regional, and national
professional associations
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2.0 overall GPA for each semester
No grade lower than a D for the semester or final grade
Scores at or above the 50th percentile on the Reading/Language
Arts subtest AND on the Mathematics subtest or its equivalent
on a current nationally normed or TCAP Achievement Test
Satisfactory conduct and work habits
Satisfactory attendance, including promptness to school and
each class (a total of more than 15 absences and/or tardies is
considered unsatisfactory)
All applicants must successfully complete an audition and agree
to stay an extra hour each day in specialized CAPA programs
Agree to meet all program requirements of the student’s major
department
2009-10
Grade Level
Reading /
Language
Math
7th Grade
753 and up
751 and up
8th Grade
751 and up
750 and up
These scale scores equate to the 50th percentile.
Parents of students who are in-district and
qualify for our Optional program need to
complete the application and submit all
proper documentation to Overton High School.
Note:
These parents do not need to go through the
application process online or the in-person
application process at the Board of Education
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To submit an online application, the student must currently
attend a Memphis City School in the 8th – 11th grade
Parents of eligible students for the online application process
can pick up a bar-coded “ticket” application January 24th from
6:30am to 5:30pm and January 25-27th from 7:30am until
5:00pm at the Board of Education
If you have a bar-coded application, you can submit an
application online by going to the Optional Schools website
and it will provide you with a receipt
If you complete the online application, you do not need to
return to the Board of Education on January 28th
In order to use the bar-coded application online, the online
submission must occur prior to January 28th at 5 pm
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You may submit an application in person if you do not have
web access or you prefer not to submit an application online
You must apply in person if you choose to have your child
privately tested or use a test other than the 2010 TCAP
Achievement Test results
You must apply in person or by mail if your student is currently
a non-Memphis City Schools student (i.e. county, private,
independent or parochial) or attends a charter school
You may pick up a bar-coded application January 24th from
6:30am until 5:30pm or January 25-27th from 7:30am until 5pm.
Then, to apply in person, you must bring the application with
all proper documentation on January 28th between 6:30am and
5pm to Board of Education
After January 28th , applications may be submitted to the
Optional office. However, bar-coded “ticket” applications may
not be used after 5pm on January 28th
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Applications for Optional School with proper
documentation attached may be mailed to:
Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics
Memphis City Schools
Board of Education
2597 Avery Avenue, Room 106
Memphis, TN 38112
Applications received in the mail will be processed at the
end of the work day. Bar-coded applications may be
mailed but must be received by January 28th at 5pm.
Bar-coded applications will be processed in numerical
order, with the last four digits of the bar code number
holding your place in line.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first served
basis using the following procedures:
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Sibling Preference for Memphis City Qualified
students with siblings in the same Optional Program
who are maintaining the Optional requirements. A
sibling is a brother or sister who lives at the same
address.
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Memphis City qualified students
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County Optional students who are currently enrolled
in Memphis City Schools
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County qualified siblings
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County qualified students
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Tennessee qualified students
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Out-of-state qualified students
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Completed Optional Application
Current 2010-11 Comprehensive Report
Card
Copy of “most recent”Achievement Test
Scores
Proof of Residence (if In-District Student)
Successful Program Audition & Interview
(to be scheduled by the school after all
other requirements have been met)
Division of Optional Schools and Advanced
Academics
Linda Sklar, Director
416-5338
Brett Lawson , Principal
416-2021
Greg Billings
CAPA Optional Coordinator
416-2142
Ashley Tipton, Professional Counselor
416-2031
overtonhs.net

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