Resource Educational Associate Arts Degree for Youths is a very unique program that is offered at the Ambridge Area High School Performing Arts Academy. This unique opportunity is for high school students that are juniors and seniors that are pursuing a career in the arts of Dance, Music, Musical Theatre/ Theatre.
The program is designed for the students to declare their strongest interest in the arts of Music, Dance, Music Theatre or Theatre Education. Upon completion the students will have earn an Associate Arts Degree in their particular field of the arts upon their graduation from high school.
This special designed curriculum in Arts and Education and in conjunction with a local collage is a 60 credited course of a two year completion.
The Curriculum combines General Education Core with Education Core Courses. The art curriculum of Dance, Music and Musical Theater/Theater provides all hands on classes in the studios as well as Art Academic Core Courses in History, Productions, World Arts, Lighting and Staging, Pedagogy and performances and internships.
Most or all of the credits are transferable to a four year college or University for the student to continue their education of earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in much of a shorter time so they may initiate their professional careers early.