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LCS Arts Academy Substantially Increases Enrollment in Second Year

Posted September 24, 2018 in Articles

LCS Arts Academy Substantially Increases Enrollment in Second Year
LCS Arts Academy Substantially Increases Enrollment in Second Year

Author: Lorain City Schools

The Lorain City Schools has substantially increased participation in the second year of its popular after school Arts Academy (LCSAA) programming. LCSAA is a program offered through the Oberlin Center for the Arts, a collaborative partnership between five community art organizations (Firelands Association of Visual Arts (FAVA), The MAD* Factory, Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra (NOYO), Oberlin Choristers, and Neos Dance Theatre), The Lorain City School District, and the Boys and Girls Club of Lorain.

"We are happily overwhelmed by the student and parent interest in this program," shares Dr. Stephen Sturgill, Assistant Superintendent. "Last year the program served 30 students, and this year enrollment grew to 115, which is a true testament for our city's love for the arts. We would like to offer a sincere thanks to our partnership organizations for making this possible for our students. At last year's culminating event, we were floored by the results. Our students were proud, our parents were proud, it was a real win for our schools."

"Oberlin Center for the Arts, and our partnering arts organizations, are firm believers in the overwhelming impact the arts have on young learners," noted Darren T. Hamm, executive director of Oberlin Center for the Arts. "Lorain City Schools share in this vision, and join in our excitement to see how the Arts Academy can help develop and inspire these new artists."

The Lorain City Schools Arts Academy (LCAA) will begin on Tuesday, October 3rd and be held at Frank Jacinto Elementary School.

Original Article: https://www.lorainschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=18&ModuleInstanceID=21&ViewID=64

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