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RE: weighted classes--long response


From: Berg, Renee (Renee.Berg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 06:45:58 PST

I've read with interest the push for students to take more math and science
to get into college. A few years back I had a student accepted into West
Point and when he came back for a visit he told us that the review board was
swayed by his art portfolio. It showed he was a creative problem solver,
well rounded, and could communicate well.

6th,7th Art and 8th grade Art Tech
Mitchell Public Schools
Mitchell, SD

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Subject: Re: weighted classes--long response

I was recently at a meeting of a parent advocate group in our town. One of
the parents there worked at Columbia University. He said that these days,
proficiancy in the arts and languages is what sets students apart from other

students. He said that college aps that demonstrate study/achievement in
arts (voice, instrument, or fine art) are the applications that will get
extra bump, even above achievements in sports.

I think if parents/students/counselors were aware of this...there might be a

huge change in attitude re: art classes.