Howard and Lake Nona middle schools, both Orange County schools, are among fifteen Florida public schools recognized by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE), for having exemplary arts programs.
Howard Middle School received the designation for outstanding programs in Music, Dance, and Visual Arts Education; Lake Nona Middle received the designation for outstanding programs in Music and Visual Arts Education.
“Excellence in Arts Education is still very much a vital goal of the Florida Department of Education,” said Julie Hebert, Executive Director of FAAE. “Through the Florida Arts Model Schools program, we’re ensuring that schools who have made a commitment to providing the highest quality arts programs for their students not only receive the recognition they deserve, but also receive the support they need in order to share the models for their success with schools that want to improve.”
Teams of school administrators and teachers from each of the Florida Arts Model Schools have been presented with full-conference scholarships to FAAE’s annual Leadership Summit in Orlando, FL to further strengthen their engagement with Arts education best practices and help them connect with other arts educators and administrators from around the state. The winning schools will also be presented with their Florida Arts Model Schools Award at the Leadership Summit during a special luncheon in their honor on Friday, June 13th.