Arts, Communication, and Theater Magnet School (ACTS)

 ACTS Magnet Program 

The Arts, Communication, and Theater Magnet School (ACTS) is our oldest magnet program is located at Brewer Middle School.  This magnet program provides artistically talented students with an academically challenging arts integrated curriculum. ACTS offers students an opportunity to develop their academic skills in an environment which enhances their artistic talents and interests. 

A coordinator and specially selected GT endorsed teachers were hired to instruct the students selected for the magnet program. Academic classes in the ACTS magnet program combine a variety of resources, curricula, and approaches. English/ Language Arts classes use the curriculum from the College of William and Mary's Center for Gifted Education while math classes incorporate the Navigator curriculum. An interdisciplinary, arts integrated approach is necessary to achieve the balance between the arts and academic curricula.

Teachers in the ACTS Magnet Program are certified in their particular academic or arts area, but they are also committed to ongoing professional development in Arts Integration.  Teachers strive to make natural and significant connections between educational standards and art forms. Academic and fine arts teachers collaborate to infuse dance, drama, music, and visual arts into their lessons, supporting both the arts and academic disciplines. Science and math lessons are reinforced through music and movement, while ELA and social studies provide a complementary connection with drama and visual arts.

The ACTS Magnet Program is available for sixth through eighth grade students based on availability of space and eligibility. Students who apply for the ACTS Magnet Program, are required to complete the application, as well as the audition the process. All student applicants should be eligible to attend school in Greenwood School District 50. 

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together."

~John Ruskin

Greenwood School District 50 is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. It is the policy of the District not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin,  religion, age, disability, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Administration at 864-941-5400 if you have questions.