The REAADY Foundation offers financial and educational support to assist in educating high school students in Performing Arts by offering scholarships for Performing Arts educational experiences outside of the classroom to help further students’ educational and artistic abilities, creating initiatives to ensure that all students have a way to succeed in their career journeys, and provide opportunities to participate in community outreach programs.
The Foundation board has been working to develop a performing arts high school which will be committed to engaging, educating, and inspiring our students through an Integrated Arts and Science curriculum that strengthens their unique talents and skills and empowers them for future success. The REAADY Performing Arts Academy will be dedicated to enriching the lives of all young, talented, and gifted students focused in the performing arts by offering the highest quality education in order to maximize their abilities in body and mind. We are developing a comprehensive training program and curriculum that is essential to the pursuit of a successful professional career for today’s young students. The Academy's Juniors and Seniors will have the opportunity to earn their associate degree as they graduate high school through a partnership with CCAC.
Originally, our school application process began as a charter school with an offer to the home district to have a half-day program in the charter school and half-day in the home school. With the pandemic, our board decided to change to a private school as the REAADY Performing Arts Academy where our standards of education can go beyond the state standards for core academics and performing arts courses.
As the saying goes, “timing is everything” with the recent news focusing on various curriculum changes that schools and schoolboards have approved like CRT or WOKE, without inclusion for all student and parent needs. These changes as well as the targeting of concerned parents by varying school boards, is why the REAADY Foundation board felt this was an ideal time to open a discussion on our proposed curriculum.
As parents have always been responsible of their own child from birth through their early adulthood and are their child's first teachers, we believe parents should have an active role in the curriculum being taught at their child’s school. Currently, parents do not have the right to be part of their child’s education. The school board should explain the reasoning and outcomes of why a specific curriculum is being taught in their schools. After all, parents are paying for their child’s education whether it is taxes for public schools or tuition for private schools.
The REAADY Performing Arts Academy is taking a major leap forward that will complete our mission for all students and the future expansion of our school that will govern for future generations. We plan on developing an additional board and this board will be integral in the development of the schools’ educational curriculum for all students.
This Comprehensive Curriculum Review Board will be made up of interested parents appointed through an application and interview process. This is not an elected position, as public-school schoolboard members, this board will consist of seven members as well as the school’s Educational Director and CEO. Three of these members will also sit on the REAADY’s Board to offer suggestions that is recommended by that board. This will ensure that the curriculum is in the best interest of the school, the parents, and most importantly the students.