Jefferson Students Benefit from Accel Art Enrichment

Jefferson Middle School students recently painted an Andy Warhol styled Pop Art painting during Accel Art Enrichment. Accel Art is an art enrichment class offered to all eighth grade students who scored in the 60th percentile on their NWEA survey in both English Language Arts and Math.  It meets all year every other day for 45 minutes. Depending on the grade level students can choose from Accel enrichment classes in art, music, Family & Consumer Science and technology.  The enrichment classes use various forms of curriculum such as art to challenge students while enhancing their math and English Language Arts skills. 

Some of the art projects students have completed this year include: weaving baskets, creating string art, working with clay and studying a variety of artists through painting. Students have also worked on individual projects based on their interests or areas that they wanted to improve upon before they go to the high school.

“It is an opportunity to get more time in art since the regular art class only meets every other year in middle school for 13 weeks,” said Mrs. Corey. “The smaller class size also allows for more one-on-one instruction and a chance to explore new forms of art that don’t fit into the regular curriculum.”

posted on 05/26/2016 - filed under: Academics, Art, Middle School, Spotlight, Students