Eagle Arts Academy Bringing Arts Back Into The Classroom

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Eagle Arts Academy Charter School for the Arts is a public non-profit charter school that focuses on combining the arts in its core curriculum through a special, 21st century program called Artademixs. Once an idea in the mind of its founder, Gregory James Blount originally proposed the concept of an arts-based K-8 school to a room of Universal Studio professionals in 2012. Only a year after that, the proposal for this school was accepted by the Palm Beach County school district, with the school being fully operational a year later in August of 2014.

Keeping The School’s Curriculum On The Pulse Of The Arts Industry

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Founder Gregory James Blount

With two distinct locations in Palm Beach County (Boca Raton and Wellington), Eagle Arts Academy has set itself up as one of the largest charter schools in the county, lead by its current principle Ann Simone and founder Gregory Blount. Ann Simone is a certified Florida educator and has seven years of previous experience being the principal of a private K-8 school. With a background of working and teaching within the Palm Beach County School District she brings a total of 25 years experience to EAA. Gregory Blount is an experienced professional in the entertainment industry. He has long had a working relationship with people from Walt Disney Studios and Universal Studios, and brings the knowledge and connections he has gained to being the school’s current Board Chairman, keeping the school’s curriculum on the pulse of the arts industry.

Learning With ARTADEMIXS

Walt Disney with a sketch of Mickey Mouse as he appeared in the animated short "Steamboat Willie" circa 1940s ** I.V.
Walt Disney with a sketch of Mickey Mouse as he appeared in the animated short “Steamboat Willie”
circa 1940s
** I.V.

The Artademixs curriculum is unique to Eagle Arts Academy. Based upon the teachings and beliefs of Walt Disney, the Artademix program pioneers the infusing of the arts into education in order to inspire a child’s 4 C’s: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. It provides resources for an arts focus within the core curriculum of reading, math, science, and language arts by engaging the students in a wide variety of reading selections, group projects, art-based performance assessments, and interdisciplinary learning. Furthermore, the curriculum aims to add a more specific focus on particular artistic skills with its 40-minute-a-day extra-curricular program. The electives are combined into two main groups, performing arts and production arts.

Details about these programs and more can be found on the school website at www.eagleartsacademy.com.

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