Summer Arts & Learning Academy
Summer Arts & Learning Academy
Free, 5-week VIRTUAL Program
The Summer Arts & Learning Academy gives PreK–5th grade students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend their summer learning from the best teachers and professional teaching artists our state has to offer—all while having fun!
This year’s Academy allows students to spend their summer learning and creating at home in new and exciting ways!
- Connect with peers and build lasting friendships with children from around the city in a positive and nurturing virtual community.
- Explore math and literacy through unique, virtual, arts-integrated lessons.
- Join a caring, online community focused on supporting students’ emotional and mental health.
INTRODUCING SALA SQUADS!
Navigate this summer’s virtual program, build community, and have fun with your SALA squad. Each squad has 10 members who will spend the summer learning, growing, and collaborating with each other.
PreK-2nd grade students and their families will participate in pre-recorded performing, visual, media, literary arts, and STEM lessons over the course of the program. Squads unite virtually every week to share out, show off their work, and connect directly with the artist!
3rd-5th grade students will collaborate with classmates on arts- or STEM-based creative challenges. New weekly components will be built into the challenges, culminating in a SALA-wide competition!
July 6–August 7, 2020
9:00 am–2:30 pm
Students who are currently in PreK-5th grade (2019-20 SY) who attend Title I Baltimore City Public Schools.
2020 Virtual Locations
Dorothy I. Height Elementary
Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights Elementary/Middle
James McHenry Elementary
About the Academy
The Summer Arts & Learning Academy is designed, led, and managed by Young Audiences/Arts for Learning for Baltimore City Public Schools. Now entering its 7th year, this free, 5-week program engages elementary grade students from Title-1 Baltimore City schools in a dynamic learning environment focused on literacy, math, and arts exploration. Students participate directly with teaching artists working in a variety of mediums, including:
painting, songwriting, acting, dance, slam poetry, illustration, drumming, ceramics, mixed media visual arts, photography, playwriting, percussion, hip hop music, filmmaking, African dance, spoken word, flamenco dance, storytelling and more!
Daily literacy and math classes are co-taught by an academic teacher and professional teaching artist allowing students to experience reading, writing, and math like never before: through the arts! Students might find themselves writing songs to summarize main ideas in a story or creating dance sequences to remember the steps in solving math word problems.
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