• Former Whitehouse Photographer Amanda Lucidon Visits Walker Elementary School

Turnaround Arts Program

  • Turnaround Arts is a national program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Three Broward County Public Schools (Bethune. Lake Forest, and Walker Elementary) are the first in Florida to be selected as Turnaround Arts Schools. Turnaround Arts is based on the premise that high-quality and integrated arts education can strengthen school reform efforts.  The program helps to boost academic achievement and increase student engagement. Turnaround National Artists (Black Violin, Carla Dirlikov and John Lloyd Young) support the schools for the length of the program, working with students, schools and communities to highlight their success. Turnaround Arts allow children to experience arts integration in all areas of the curriculum. 

    Turnaround Arts students will:

    • Receive an array of arts education services, resources and materials designed to increase student achievement.
    • Learn curriculum developed by master teaching artists from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
    • Have an opportunity to attend arts enrichment classes on a daily basis.
    • Participate in arts enrichment activities included but not limited to performing at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. 
    • Receive art supplies, musical instruments and the opportunity to perform in a musical in a performing arts venue.
    • Work with a National Artist who will support the school for the length of the project.

Turnaroud Arts Magnet Programs

Turnaround Arts Innovative Program

  • This program is available to students who are eligible to attend based on their home boundary. Limited seats may also be available to students residing outside of the boundary through reassignment. Please visit School Choice for more information. 

    Lake Forest Elementary School
    3550 SW 48th Avenue
    Pembroke Park, FL 33022

  • What is the Turnaround Arts Program?

    The Turnaround Arts Broward Program will support Bethune Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School and Walker Elementary School to integrate a research-based, cohesive arts education model and standards throughout the curriculum, evaluate an innovative whole school arts program and build partnerships with the community to sustain arts integration.

  • Who can participate?

    Elementary school students attending a Turnaround Arts school may participate in the Turnaround Arts program.  There is no academic criteria to attend and transportation will be provided within identified areas/zones.

  • What are the benefits for my child?

    Children may benefit from attending a Turnaround Arts school by being participating in an academically challenging curriculum, specialized arts integration classes, arts enrichment experiences and school-wide performances. 

  • How can I apply?

    An application to attend Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Programs at Bethune Elementary and Walker Elementary may be accessed online.

    For more information on attending Lake Forest Elementary, call 754-323-6350.

Contact Information

  • Innovative Programs Design / Support

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2070

    Fax: 754-321-2718

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    Dr. Shernette Grant