North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts

County: Lee
Number of Students:

Address: 1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers Florida 33917
Phone: 239-997-2131
School Website:

Principal: Dr. Douglas Santini
Email: [email protected]

Superintendent: Greg Adkins
Phone: 239-337-8503
Email: [email protected]

School Board President: Thomas Scott
Phone: (863) 802-5483
Email: [email protected]

District Media Relations Rep: Joseph Donzelli
Phone: 239-461-8420
Email: [email protected]

Type of School: Visual and Performing Arts, School of Choice, Title 1

Grade Levels: K – 8

Our Arts Teaching Team includes:

Visual Arts: 3
Music: 3
Theatre: 1
Dance: 2
Additional Arts Teachers: 3

A View of North Fort Myers:
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts is a Title 1 K-8 public school within Florida's Lee County School District that provides all of its elementary and middle school students access to its arts program infused into the students' academic curriculum, widely encouraging its students to commit to learning an art well and to participate in its many school and community performances. Our current total school population is 1003 students with 532 of those in elementary. All elementary and middle school students participate in NFMAA's Art Program, even those with physical or mental limitations, for which accommodations are provided per their respective Individual Education Plans (IEP's). As well, ELL students receive accommodations during specials. All ELL and ESE students, including those in self-contained ESE classrooms, combine with students from the regular education classrooms, 77% of whom receive free or reduced school lunch, while participating in NFMAA's Arts program. At the middle school level, NFMAA permits students to participate in a minimum of one art elective with a maximum of 3 possible from the Arts programs depending on academic progress and placement.

Measuring Arts Achievement:
Student achievement in the arts is measured and monitored through the use of several different methods. Each discipline has developed its own assessment methodology which supports the specific needs of the discipline. Visual Arts: Visual arts students are assessed through the use of teacher created rubrics, student self-evaluations, semester final exams, juried shows, writing assignments, goal folders, portfolios and district common assessments. Music(chorus, strings, band, etc.): Music students are assessed through the use of teacher created rubrics, performance evaluations, adjudicated performances, and district common assessments. Dance: Dance students are evaluated through the use of teacher designed rubrics, written tests on general dance knowledge, movement tests(including flexibility, keeping time, stage presence, and quality of movement), district common assessments, and adjudicated performances. Drama: Drama students are assessed through the use of teacher created rubrics; teacher designed written tests, auditions, district common assessments, participation in school-wide performances and adjudicated performances.

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