1215 Lily Pond Rd.
Principal: Dr. Jacqueline Ponder
School Colors: Burgundy and Gold
School Mascot: Dragons and The Arts
School Motto: "Academics and the Arts...Pursuing Excellence for Every Child"
The district has paid out nearly $1.5m over the last three years
81% of DCSS schools are either outperforming or are on par with their peers across the state
About Lamar Reese Magnet School of the Arts:
Our mission at Lamar Reese School of the Arts is to demonstrate the successful application of written and spoken performance standards while exploring and perfecting students' gifts and talents through dance, art, music, strings, and drama in a safe, orderly environment. Through a unified effort of family and community involvement, students will become respectful, productive citizens in an ever-changing world. Specialized, advanced arts classes, including piano, violin, ballet, jazz, tap, and tinkling are offered to students in the third through fifth grades who maintain acceptable academic progress. The basis of our magnet educational program is the integration of visual arts, performing arts, and technology and a standards-based curriculum using discipline-based arts education (DBAE) research practices that impact student achievement. DBAE enables students to attain higher levels of performance, critical thinking and aesthetic judgment. The faculty and staff welcome the challenge of providing opportunities for children to learn through the theoretic concepts of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences.
At Lamar Reese, children are exposed to professional artists in all arts genres and perform in special events that help to strengthen school spirit. We ask families to get involved to make the occasions complete. Finally, each PTA meeting highlights a grade level team in a creative arts production. These productions are presented throughout the school year. Admission to the magnet program is by application on a space-available basis. All students residing in the local attendance area continue to be served. Students who apply are encouraged to have an interest in the arts and maintain high academic achievement along with active parental participation. Uniforms are mandatory.
Fine Arts magnet program information and admission requirements:
- Magnet School Application: The application must be delivered to the school in person along with the most recent copy of a utility bill in your name.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)
Ms. Geraldine Hudley (At-Large)
Rev. James C. Bush (District 5)
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