School Overview

Jewett School of the Arts will be a high performing STEAM school focused on students’ academic, social and emotional success. Fully committed and knowledgeable teachers will facilitate elevated levels of learning in a structured, safe and nurturing environment designed to take full advantage of each moment of the school day.

The students at JSA will engage in a technology rich rigorous academic program designed to prepare them for success in secondary school and beyond, creating an inviting and engaging school culture where students are provided opportunities to engage in real world application and instructors are facilitators of the learning process.

Jewett School of the Arts staff will utilize technology to enhance targeted differentiated instruction, intensive learning supports and appropriate assessment to maximize the learning of each student. Parents will be active partners and supporters in the learning process at JSA and be knowledgeable participants in their student’s education. Student learning and discipline expectations will be uniformly high, regardless of socioeconomic status, race or gender. School discipline will be paired with meaningful instruction, guidance and strong relationships with adults and peers.

JSA Magnet STEAM program features an emphasis on creating a high quality education through a focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and encouraging students to develop independence and take responsibility for their own learning. The school will value and embrace the critical role of community partners in supporting the rigor and authenticity of student learning, and in the process, provide a personal and powerful approach to career exploration and long-term goal setting.

Students will participate in enriched learning experiences around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). These hands on and project driven components of the educational curriculum will be seamlessly integrated into the unit planning and development that will be a hallmark of the strategic interdisciplinary plans developed by a well trained and highly competent staff. An emphasis on bell to bell instruction, the use of formative and summative assessments to inform instruction together with summative assessments as well as meaningful, challenging class work and homework will ensure that all students will have the opportunity to experience real and meaningful success.

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