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Fine arts academy sets date for fall open house

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on August 4, 2008 1:43 PM

ArtSmarts is still looking for students and is having an open house Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Herman Park Center to allow those who may be interested in the academy to learn more about the program.

The Goldsboro Fine Arts Academy will begin its afterschool program Aug. 25 in the Senior Room at Herman Park Center.

The program plans to provide introductory experiences in music and art to students in grades 3 through 5 who are city residents and requires no experience or previous formal instruction.

The daily schedule for the program will include both homework and arts class time as well as a snack. Tentatively, the program will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. each weekday. The program will follow the Wayne County Schools closing policy for all holidays and inclement weather. Attendance will also be monitored as full participation will be required of each student.

Students wishing to participate in the program are required to fill out an application complete with two teacher references that include the student's interest, skills or abilities in the arts.

Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Department, Wayne County Public Library, Arts Council of Wayne County and City Hall or on the Parks and Recreation Web site.

Fees will be charged for fall, spring and summer sessions, and each session costs $50 per week. Financial aid is available. Award decisions are based on a family's financial need and the city's ability to support a percentage of that need. Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children receiving free or reduced lunch will be considered for financial aid. Families must reapply each session.