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Welcome to East Aiken School of the Arts!
|We are delighted to announce our new designation as an arts-integration magnet school! All students in grades 5K through 5th grade benefit from having full-time art, music, dance, theatre, and P.E. teachers during the school day. In addition, students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades have the opportunity to participate in a weekly art club of their choice. These clues include musical theatre, dance, sculpture, gardening, recycling, puppetry, STEAM, creative writing, and archery and take place during the regular school day. Our students also benefit from various arts based artists-in-residence and volunteers from our community. During our After-School Arts Program, our students have the opportunity to participate in high quality instruction at low cost in the areas of strings for 5K through 5th grade students, guitar for 3rd through 5th grade, and dance for 1st through 5th grades. Our all-boys choir, No Boundaries, is free to all 4th and 5th grade boys and meets in the mornings twice a week. All parents are invited to our Arts Open House in September and January to learn more about our arts programs.
The purpose of East Aiken School of the Arts is to accommodate differences, reveal a passion for learning, teach appreciation, and stimulate creativity. Each day we strive for academic excellence through the arts. We are a family-friendly community school with an emphasis on academics, arts, and character development. East Aiken School of the Arts is an Arts in Basic Curriculum Site, a recipient of a Distinguished Arts Program grant, and a 2014-2015 Title I Distinguished School of Progress state finalist. Our partnerships with the Aiken Community of Character initiative and Aiken Rotary Club’s Rotary Readers continue.
Literacy instruction is the backbone of our curriculum. Struggling readers who qualify for early intervention receive reading instruction from a trained reading interventionist. The School Intervention Team analyzes data to decide which students should enter and exit this program.
Students and teachers use innovative technology throughout the curriculum, such as interactive white boards, digital cameras, iPads, iTouches, and etvStreamlineSC to enhance lessons in all areas. Mobile laptop labs and a computer lab are available student and teacher use. Our teachers are all deemed technology proficient by our school district.
The Sunshine House continues to provide outstanding opportunities for student growth and development through the daily after-school program, known as The Quest Zone. Grant funding and collaboration with.community resources allow children to benefit from a wide range of academic and enrichment services.
Mentors make a vital contribution to the success of our students. We invite community members to serve as adult mentors for our students.
Our Title I Parenting Center in the Media Center continues to house a variety of resources to help parents become full partners in the education of their children. We believe that our school is a cooperative zone among parents, teachers, students, and members of the community.