DSOA Named FAAE ‘Arts Achieve’ School

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) recently announced that the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts has been designated as an “Arts Achieve! Model School.”

The “Arts Achieve! Model School” program recognizes schools that offer exemplary arts programs in at least three of the four disciplines: strong arts integration programs, supportive instructional settings, outstanding community connections or other factors that make them valuable examples.

Schools receiving designation open their doors, modeling best practices for other schools that wish to enhance or affirm their arts education practices. A team of administrators and teachers from Dreyfoos will attend the FAAE 2014 Leadership Summit from June 18 to 20 in Orlando.

The team will present an overview of A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and highlight the key successes of their programs. As part of the designation, Dreyfoos will partner with a rural/underserved school in the upcoming year and provide collaborative professional development for their arts programs.

Dreyfoos will receive designation for a period of three years and may be nominated for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award.

The vision of FAAE is for every child in every school to have a well-rounded education that includes a comprehensive, sequential, high-quality program of arts instruction, and for all Florida communities to have broad-based cultural programs available to support lifelong learning in and through the arts.

Founded in 1981, the FAAE has united educators, artists, community leaders, concerned citizens, arts education organizations, arts institutions and corporate partners to ensure Florida’s students a complete education including the arts.

The A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, located in downtown West Palm Beach, continues to be a powerhouse of artistic talent and academically gifted students, recently ranked No. 39 in the nation by Newsweek magazine.