• Former White House 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) were the first in Florida to be selected as Turnaround Arts Schools. The program has been expanded to include the following ten schools: Bethune Elementary, Flamingo Elementary, Lake Forest Elementary, North Andrews Gardens Elementary, Sea Castle Elementary, Walker Elementary, Indian Ridge Middle, McNicol Middle, New Renaissance Middle, and Rickards Middle. 

    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 (such as Black Violin & Carla Dirlikov) 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, including 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.

Turnaround Arts Magnet Programs

Turnaround Arts Innovative Program

  • What is the Turnaround Arts Program?

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

  • Who can participate?

    Students attending a Turnaround Arts school may participate in the Turnaround Arts program.  There are 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 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, North Andrews Gardens Elementary, and Walker Elementary may be accessed online. Please visit the Office of School Choice for more information to apply.

Contact Information

  • Applied Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1878

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    Susan M. Cantrick