Academy for Creative Industries at Marshall Fundamental School

The Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) located at Marshall Fundamental School is focused on the performing arts and music, dance, and drama along with the visual and graphic design in efforts of preparing students for college and career opportunities beyond high school. Students in ACI will have access to industry professionals and will be able to visit professionals at their job sites to see their work first hand. ACI Students will choose from high-level courses such as Stage Tech, Music Theory, AP Music Theory, Advanced Drama, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Dance, Dance Production, and Graphic Design. In Visual Arts, there is Art, Drawing and Painting and AP Studio Art.

The Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) allows students to explore the creative arts industry as they learn and prepare for their college and/or career options. ACI offers real-world experience brings learning to life by motivating and engaging students with knowledge in their area of interest. ACI combines rigorous college preparatory curriculum with strong arts-based technical programs that are student-centered. Students must apply and interview for ACI placement.

The ACI Mission:
The Academy for Creative Industries prepares students to utilize their creative passions in the pursuit of their college and career goals.

The ACI Faculty:
ACI teachers are recruited from business, industry, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. The diverse background and experience brought to the ACI classrooms are one of the strengths of the program. Most ACI classes include significant amounts of skill application, work-based learning, and external venues for student learning and practice. The unique nature of ACI instructors helps explain why there are distinct benefits available to ACI students.

For more information please contact Assistant Principal & ACI Administrator Lanisha Kelly –

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