U.B.Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts is fortunate this year to have a partnership with the Music Conservatory at Lynn University. Students who are working on their Masters Degree of Performance on string instruments will be coming to U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts to mentor some of the string players. The college students will also be playing for the elementary students during their Friday visits to classrooms.
“Thank you so much Dr. Jon Robertson and Mr. Capote, for your Outreach Program. We are very excited about the beginnings of the program, and the benefits to all of the students involved,” states Strings teacher Susan Rodberg. “We have told the students that some grown-up students from the University are coming to help teach them this year, and they were very excited to hear it. Some have been at my door in the mornings before school wanting to practice so that they will be ready.”
Lynn University is considered one of the most innovative, international, and individualized small universities in America. It is a relatively small university, with approximately 2,400 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, and 500 or more adults enrolled annually in continuing education courses and institutes. Lynn University consistently ranks in the top 5 among Carnegie top 20 master’s institutions in the number of students taking part in study abroad programs (Institute of International Education).
U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts has been selected for a Magnet Schools of America Award as a Magnet School of Distinction. This national award is based on a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, and successful desegregation/diversity efforts.
The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) recently renewed U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts (UBK) in West Palm Beach, as an Arts Achieve! Model School.
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.
Every child is given the opportunity to experience all of the arts offered at UBK. Those arts include Computer Graphics, Dance, Drama, Music, Physical Education, T.V. Production and Visual Arts. The studio class is an optional class in which students refine their talent. Students in grades 3-5 are given the opportunity to choose one or two art areas in which they feel the most comfortable and have demonstrated the most talent. These classes are at the end of the school day, and occur twice a week.
For more information please contact Magnet Coordinator Sharon Campbell at 561-671-6517 or email@example.com