Cypress Lake High School Designated a Florida Arts Model School

Cypress Lake High School Designated a Florida Arts Model School
Posted on 07/02/2019
Cypress Lake High School Designated a  Florida Arts Model School

Cypress Lake High School is proud to announce it has been selected as a Florida Arts Model School for the next three school years by the Florida Department of Education. The program recognizes schools that offer exemplary programs in any of the four arts disciplines; dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

“I am so happy about our students and teachers being selected for this honor!” says Cypress Lake High School Principal Angela Roles. “We are so proud of the quality of our programs and so excited for the coming arts season! Special thanks to Dr. Santini for his support and encouragement.”

The Center for the Arts at Cypress Lake High School was created in 1994 to offer an enriched arts education for high school students with a passion and talent in music, theatre, dance, visual arts or media arts. The program is designed to develop both the artistic and academic skills of talented students who may be interested in artistic careers or who may choose to develop their artistic talents for self-fulfillment.

To be selected as a Florida Arts Model School, the school must show success in leadership, highly qualified and effective arts teachers, curriculum, facilities, scheduling and support, community connection, and school culture in their application. Based on those scores, the strongest schools are then personally evaluated by arts education professionals.

Schools receiving a FAMS designation agree to be assigned a partner school for the duration of their three-year recognition period to model best practices and provide overall assistance in starting or enhancing arts programs at the school. In addition, these schools will welcome visits by faculty teams statewide who wish to enhance or affirm their arts education practices.

Two other Lee County Schools, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts and Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School are Florida Arts Model Schools. Both are in the third and final year of their FAMS designation.