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Arts High School
Grades 9-12


 
 


GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM ABOUT?

WHEN ARE CLASSES HELD?

WILL I BE LET OUT OF SCHOOL TO ATTEND THE CLASSES?

HOW WILL I GET TO THE CLASSES EACH WEEK?

HOW DOES MY SCHOOL SUPPORT THE PROGRAM?

WHAT FEES DO THE STUDENTS PAY?

WHAT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?

WILL I RECEIVE A GRADE FOR THE CLASS?

CAN I RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT FOR AN ARTS HIGH CLASS?

HOW DO I APPLY?


WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY AUDITION?

WHAT TIME IS MY AUDITION?


MAY I AUDITION FOR MORE THAN ONE CLASS?


WHEN WILL AUDITIONS BE HELD?

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

 

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM ABOUT?
The Arts High School program is a special release-time program for gifted and talented teens. Students interested in joining the program must audition to participate. It is administered by the Arts & Education Center which has been operating the program in Middlesex County since 1980. A similar program for school districts in Monmouth County, NJ was begun in January 2004. A program for Ocean County began in 2010. The Middlesex County Arts High School program holds its classes at the Stelton Community Center in Edison and on the campus of Middlesex College. The Monmouth County Arts High holds its classes at Neptune High School in Neptune, NJ . The Ocean County Arts High program will hold its classes at Ocean County College in Toms River.

Students selected for the program will receive courses in the literary, performing and visual arts taught by distinguished teaching artists. The courses are taught at an advanced level and  provide a rigorous curriculum for developing artistic skills and creative expression in the art form of the student’s choice.  

Arts High School classes are held from January to May, with each student scheduled to attend one afternoon per week for a fourteen week term. In cooperation with sending high schools, the program seeks, identifies and recruits talented students through the following means: Press releases; mailings of AHS literature to schools, public libraries, students’ homes, and others; announcements in the schools. Auditions, opened to all interested students, are held in December. Students must register in advance.  Student acceptance into the Arts High program is dependent on their schools approval  of their participation in the program.

WHEN ARE CLASSES HELD?
Classes are held on Mondays from 1:30-4:30 PM for the Monmouth  County Arts High on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 PM for Middlesex County Arts High and on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30 PM for the Ocean County Arts High. Classes start in January and continue for 14 weeks. 

WILL I BE LET OUT OF SCHOOL TO ATTEND THE CLASSES?
Yes, you will be released from your regular school each week to attend the classes. Students, however, are responsible for making up any missed work or assignments.

HOW WILL I GET TO THE CLASSES EACH WEEK?
School buses will pick up the students at their school and return them to their home school after Arts High School classes are completed.

HOW DOES MY SCHOOL SUPPORT THE PROGRAM?
The participating school districts in Middlesex, Monmouth, & Ocean  Counties act as sending schools.  Superintendents appoint school liaisons, who distribute program literature, meet with interested students, assist with special needs and remain in contact with our office for the season. 

WHAT FEES DO THE STUDENTS PAY?
Fees paid by students vary by school districts. In some districts, the tuition and bus transport fees are paid for by the school. Students in these districts are responsible for payment of an audition fee ($40-$55, depending on how many classes the student is auditioning for) and an enrollment fee of $50 which is payable once a student is accepted into the program. There is also a $40 material fee for students in the Visual Arts or Photography class. In districts where the school is not paying , students are responsible for all fees. Please call the Arts & Education Center (732-566-2787) for information on whether your school district pays for tuition and for the latest information on student paid tuition fees.

WHAT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?
There are over twenty different classes being offered in the Middlesex County Arts High School, the Monmouth County Arts High School and the Ocean County Arts High School. You can read a full description about the different classes offered by clicking here.

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?
All Arts High instructors are distinguished working artists, most have advanced degrees in their area of expertise.

WILL I RECEIVE A GRADE FOR THE CLASS?
A grade of Honors, Good, Pass or Fail is based on successful completion of one course of study.  An honors grade is based on outstanding achievement.  Students who pass their course of study are awarded Certificates of Achievement or an Honors Certificate.  Students’ records are forwarded to their sending schools for proficiency credits and notation on school transcripts.

CAN I RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT FOR THE CLASS?
Several of the Arts High courses have been accredited by Middlesex County College in Middlesex County , Brookdale Community College in Monmouth County and Ocean County College in Ocean County. Students who register for credit  and successfully complete  these courses will receive a letter grade (in addition to the Honors, Good, Pass or Fail grade) and three transferable college credits. Courses for credit  require payment of an additional tuition fee to Middlesex County College, Brookdale Community College or Ocean County College. Courses accredited for college credit are clearly identified in the course catalog.   

HOW DO I APPLY?
Interested students should file an application with the Arts & Education Center before the November 15 deadline.  Additional applications are available from sending schools, Arts and English teachers, guidance counselors or school principal, or directly from the Arts & Education Center office. You can also apply online for Monmouth County Arts High, Middlesex County Arts High  or Ocean County Arts High.

WHAT TIME IS MY AUDITION?
To be announced... Click For Current Audition Information

WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY AUDITION?
Audition instructions will be posted online in November. Click For Current Audition Information

MAY I AUDITION FOR MORE THAN ONE CLASS?
Students may audition for more than one art form in the same season, but will be selected for only one course of study per season.

WHEN WILL AUDITIONS BE HELD?
Monmouth County Arts High & Arts Middle School auditions will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 for all applicants. Middlesex County Arts High & Arts Middle School auditions will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Ocean County Arts High Auditions will be held on Saturday December 14, 2013.  (No student will be admitted for an audition without prior registration.)

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
For information and to request additional applications and annual newsletter call or write: 

Middlesex & Monmouth Counties:

Arts & Education Center,154 Main Street, Suite 102,   Matawan, NJ 07747.  Tel. (732) 566-ARTS (2787) – Fax (732) 566-2005.      

 E-mail: Info@ArtsandEdCenter.org

Ocean County:     

Arts & Education Center, Ocean County College, P.O. Box 2001, Arts & Community Center, Room A-225, Toms River, NJ 08754. Tel. (732) 742-1759- Fax (732) 284-4266.

E-mail: Ocean@ArtsandEdCenter.org

 This program has been made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.



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