Will my student be successful? Will they be a good fit?
This is a question that is always difficult to answer, but it is often asked. Here are some things to consider: We welcome students of all genders, races, sexual orientations and economic circumstances and we expect our students to do the same. Because of our program's rigor, our most successful students consistently engage in art making outside the classroom. They are generally consistently creative, aspire to be artists (or to work in an art-related career), are open to criticism, and are willing to take chances.
How RIGOROUS is Parkview's visual art program?
Very rigorous. As an art magnet, our visual art program is designed for students interested in transitioning to post-secondary art programs or careers in art. Students are expected to invest as much time in their visual art coursework as any core subject; if not more. You can find art magnet students in the studios before school, during lunch, and after school during open studio hours. As graduates of visual arts programs, instructors understand the challenges students face after graduation. Instructors help them prepare for those challenges.
What support do you offer students outside of scheduled CLASS TIMES?
We offer after-school open studio hours twice a week until 6pm with one or more art instructors. During those times students have access to materials, equipment, and additional instruction to help keep their coursework on track. Unfortunately, transportation is not provided.
Can Art Magnet Students take other Magnet courses?
Yes, our students are welcome to take classes across magnets. So whether a student is an aspiring actor, dancer, scientist or musician, Parkview can provide the instruction they need.
Can art magnet students magnet in other magnet areas?
Yes, art magnet students can double magnet. For more information regarding the requirements of other magnets, we would suggest parents contact the magnet's department chair.
Are there additional costs?
We are happy to provide materials for general coursework. However, students may wish to engage in media that we are not able to provide. In those instances, it's often necessary for students to provide those materials.