The Arts Academy’s mission is to foster artistic talent in our students by offering targeted training and opportunities within a creative environment, thereby preparing them for higher education and professions in the arts. The academy is open to all students grades 5 through 12 through audition and will offer music, art, dance, drama and digital/media art courses to students at all five district schools.
Instruction will be provided by certified, full-time faculty in art, drama, dance, vocal and instrumental music at the elementary, middle and high school levels during the school day. Classes will be held at all five district schools, as well as the Boyle County Performing Arts Center, a 500-seat, state-of-the-art facility that is equipped to host school, community-based and professional performances.
High school students may choose to pursue the Kentucky Department of Education’s Seal of Arts Excellence by completing a series of 3-4 courses and a culminating project in a specific art form. This program will prepare students for auditions of various types and guide them toward college readiness in the arts.
Middle and high school arts academy students will receive early scheduling and registration supervised by a specific arts academy designated advisor. Interested students may complete an application and audition for the arts academy in the spring or fall. Students who have already been identified as Gifted and Talented in the Arts do not need to audition. Once accepted, students need not apply again.
The deadline for current Boyle County students to complete the application is April 10. Spring auditions will be April 18 (dance, instrumental and vocal music) and 19 (drama, visual and media art). The deadline for submitting videos (dance) and portfolios (art) is April 13.
Arts Academy Director
Performing Arts Coordinator