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) 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 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.
Turnaround Arts Magnet Programs
These programs are available through the magnet application process for all eligible students.
Bethune Elementary School
2400 Meade Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
North Andrews Gardens Elementary School
345 NE 56th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Walker Elementary School
1001 NW Fourth Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
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.
Flamingo Elementary School
1130 SW 133rd Avenue
Davie, FL 33325
Lake Forest Elementary School
3550 SW 48th Avenue
Pembroke Park, FL 33022
Sea Castle Elementary School
9600 Miramar Boulevard
Miramar, FL 33025
Indian Ridge Middle School
1355 S Nob Hill Road
Pembroke Park, FL 33324
McNicol Middle School
1602 S 27th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020
New Renaissance Middle School
10701 Miramar Boulevard
Miramar, FL 33025
James S. Rickards Middle School
6000 Northeast 9th Avenue
Oakland Park, FL 33334
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 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 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 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.