Friday, March 01, 2019

Longleaf Elementary Earns Highest Arts Designation

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 28, 2019) – Longleaf Elementary School has earned the Arts Achieve! School designation from the Florida Alliance for Arts Education after winning the Florida Arts Model School distinction in all three scoring categories. 

The school has been a Florida Arts Model School for music and visual arts since 2016, but they kicked it up a notch this year by adding theater to their recognition.
Longleaf received 230 out of 235 total possible points in music, earning FAMS status for 2019-2022 in music.  It earned 219 out of 235 in theater, achieving FAMS status for 2019-2022 in theater.  A score of 203 out of 235 qualified for FAMS status for 2019-2022 in visual arts.  Points are earned based on video of performances, lesson plans, teaching video, and school culture, among other criteria.

The school’s Freedom Review show choir performs Friday and Saturday in America Sings at Universal Studios, Orlando.  A school administrator and representatives for each content area will accept the award at the 2019 FAAE Summit, June 20-22, in Ft. Lauderdale.