Local schools renewed as Arts Achieve! Model Schools
Diplomat Middle School and Cypress Lake High School have been renewed as Arts Achieve! Model Schools. This designation will be conferred next month at the Florida Alliance for Arts Education Leadership Summit, scheduled in Lakeland.
The Arts Achieve! Model Schools program recognizes exemplary schools in Florida that have done an outstanding job making the arts an essential part of their education curriculum. The purpose of the award is to identify, recognize and promote statewide K-12 fine arts programs that balance diversity, high performance standards and instructional quality in visual and performing arts education. Schools retain the Arts Achieve! designation for three years. Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts and Diplomat Middle were first recognized in 2007 and applied for renewal in 2010, which will continue through 2013.
In being named Arts Achieve! Model Schools, Diplomat Middle and Cypress Lake High continue to agree to open their doors to visitors who wish to enhance and/or affirm their arts education practices. It’s a sharing of best practices that allows highly-effective arts programs to be duplicated in schools across the state.
Source: School District of Lee County