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ARTS

Arts are an invaluable and essential component in the triad of MOT Charter’s academic and athletic curriculum.  Art connects the Mustang community in ways that no other discipline can; giving voice to creative and expressive ways to connect to our community.

Art education begins in Kindergarten as part of a related arts program which allows students to explore various mediums. In the Middle School, students build a foundation of aesthetic understanding and appreciation and a critical sense as they receive a broad exposure to the arts. High School students are encouraged to explore in greater depth specific arts, such as art history, film studies, photography, sculpture, studio art, video production or yearbook. We believe everyone has a spark. Whether driven by natural abilities, genetics, culture, experience, or simple curiosity – our students are encouraged to find, light & grow their spark.

High School Arts

In our student-centric model, courses have been designed to fit the student whether they have years of experience or have never picked up an instrument or performed before. By developing the fundamentals in the art forms of interest and at a level that is comfortable for them, students work to enhance their ability to articulate ideas, problem solve, and think creatively.

In addition to academic courses, a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities also provide opportunities to expand a student’s range of artistic endeavors.

Classes are held in our state-of-the-art studio and lab where they learn and create with teachers who are themselves working artists.

Elementary Arts

Students will find an energized visual and dramatic arts community at MOT Charter. The school and local community is highly supportive of the arts and concerts, exhibitions, and dramatic performances offered each year. In keeping with the school’s philosophy, MOT Charter art students and their teachers regularly use exhibitions and classes to contribute to the Middletown, Odessa, Townsend (MOT) community.

kindergarten students in art class
kindergarten students in art class
fourth grade art class
kindergarten students in art class
fourth grade art class
kindergarten students in art class
kindergarten students in art class
kindergarten students in art class

Middle School Arts

Students have opportunities to try a variety of arts disciplines, including studio art, public speaking, drama, and music. Students develop confidence, self-awareness, the creative-thinking skill set and the ability to articulate their ideas. In the winter and spring, students shine as artists in performances such as concerts and dramatic/musical productions.

Students can elect concentrations in the arts, choosing from semester-long electives such as:

  • Music: Mixed Chorus, Band
  • Visual Art: Drawing, Mixed Media, Digital Arts
  • Drama: Scenes, Improv