Arts Mackenzie will be hosting ARTS Information Night to showcase the enriched educational experience offered by Alexander Mackenzie High School’s specialized arts program.
Arts Mackenzie invites all students and families who are interested in attending Arts Mackenzie starting in September 2020 to the open house to learn about the program and admission procedures.
Admission is free and tickets can be reserved by emailing [email protected]
The York Region District School Board’s specialized arts program is designed for students passionate about the arts. Students who enjoy kinaesthetic learning opportunities will benefit from the Arts Mackenzie experience. While working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, students are required to take a minimum of eight Arts credits in their chosen discipline.
Grade 8 students may apply to study one of the following Arts Mackenzie disciplines: dance, music (strings, instrumental, vocal), theatre or visual arts.
Arts Mackenzie accepts students from elementary schools in the central area of the York Region District School Board. Entry into the grade 9 ARTS program is through an application and audition process.
An Arts Mackenzie student is someone who is interested in a balanced, academic secondary school experience. The program merges ‘hands on training,’ technical skills, connections of professional artists, real life arts application activities, and arts specific field trips. Graduating students will be prepared with essential communication, literacy and critical thinking skills that will allow them to achieve success in any post-secondary field.
During this evening, there will be presentations from the faculty, student performances, examples from the classroom environment and an opportunity to connect with current ARTS Mackenzie students.