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Fine Arts

About Fine Arts Academies

Fine Arts academies will focus on creative curriculum at all levels to engage the whole child while encouraging the highest level of personal achievement. Studies have shown that effective fine arts programs help reduce drop-out rates, raise student attendance, foster a love for learning, and enhance student self-accountability. Fine Arts Academies also help bridge the gap between the school community and home while also increasing opportunities for parental involvement and community support. School children exposed to drama, music, and dance may do a better job at mastering reading, writing, and math than those who focus solely on academics, according to a report by the Arts Education Partnership. 

Elementary Campuses Offer:

  • Music K - 5
    • General Music (during school)
    • Classical Guitar for 4th and 5th (during and after school) 
      Students at art show
    • After school choir for 3rd through 5th grade
  • Art K - 5
    • Visual art during school
    • After school Art Club for students (painting, drawing, ceramics, etc)
  • Dance for K-5
    • Dance during the day
    • After school dance academy team (by audition)
    • Offering Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and Hip Hop
  • Gymnastics K - 5
    • After school only for students to learn the fundamentals of tumbling
Middle School Fine Arts Academy Offer:
  • Jazz Band 7th and 8th grade
    • Concert and Symphonic bands for UIL
    • Pep Band that performs at campus, community, and sporting events 7th and 8th grade
  • Choir 6th - 8th grade
    • Concert Choirs for UIL
    • Show Choir
    • Mens, Womens, and Mixed Choirs
    • Campus, district, and community performances 
      MHS Band
  • Orchestra 6th - 8th grade
    • Concert Orchestra for UIL
    • Campus, district, and community performances
  • Classical Guitar 6th - 8th grade
    • Classical Guitar ensemble that performs at many campus, community, and district events.
  • Theatre Arts 6th - 8th grade
    • Drama Club
    • One Act Play for UIL
    • Performances on campus, and other venues to showcase the world of drama to the community
  • Visual Art 6th - 8th grade
    • After school art club
    • UIL contest and exhibitions hosted throughout the year to showcase the many talents of these students
  • Dance 6th - 8th grade
    • After school dance team (by audition)
    • Styles: Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop etc…
    • Dance program performs on campus, community events, competitions, and district events
    • Band 6th - 8th grade 

Participating schools

  • Decker Middle School
  • Decker Elementary School
  • Oak Meadows Elementary School