Lakota Arts Academy (7th)

Lakota Arts Academy- 7th Grade Only

  • Lakota Arts Academy- 7th Grade Only


    Lakota Arts Academy Program Description

    The Lakota Arts Academy (LAA) will allow students to develop self-esteem, to be self-expressive, and to apply their knowledge of other, more academic subjects in creative ways. Because the arts address multiple intelligences, they provide a gateway for certain students to enter academic areas that they may have otherwise found difficult or off-putting.  According to The Kennedy Center, “when learning is active and experiential, reflective, social, evolving, and focused on problem-solving, it becomes engaging and motivating. Because arts integration aligns with how students learn best, students find it personally meaningful and are drawn to it. They seek more opportunities to learn in and through the arts. Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.  Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.”

    Arts Academy Specific Program Features

    • Thematic content taught through the arts: visual, music, dance, and theatre.
    • Opportunities to perform and present learning through art, as well as viewing art presentations and performances from amateurs and professionals.
    • Understanding the role of the arts in society and learning
    • Critical and creative thinking through hands-on experiences.


    We are looking for a diverse mix of students who are passionate about the arts.

    If you have any questions please contact  Tami Smith, the LAA Program Coordinator, at 253-945-4864 or