Raa Middle Arts Magnet Program
The Raa Middle School Arts Magnet Program offers students an outstanding education achieved through an equally outstanding arts program. The fine and performing arts are universal languages that all students should develop. Students are provided quality, sequential, standards based instruction in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts to prepare them for future endeavors.
The Arts Magnet Program is an innovative and rigorous program for students interested in pursuing the arts in high school and college and who wish to increase their creative and critical thinking skills. Our program encourages students to share what they have learned through various exhibitions, ensemble performances, and competitions.
Arts Magnet students are provided with the opportunity to participate in master classes with professional artists of various disciplines. Regionally and nationally renowned artists are regular guests at Raa, engaging students with special performances and Q&A sessions. Raa has developed a unique arts mentoring program that pairs local visual artists, musicians, dancers, and theatre professionals with students in the Arts Magnet Program. These opportunities not only enhance artistic technique, but also problem solving and team building skills, self-confidence and determination. The benefits of this program will stay with these students over the course of their lives and is made possible in a school with professional arts education specialists like those at Raa.
There is no prerequisite formal arts experience necessary for participation. Students can show talent and creativity without prior formal instruction. The only requirement is a committed interest in the arts.