Bridgeprep Academy of Arts and Minds also known as, Academy of Arts & Minds is a Charter High School dedicated to the arts located in the heart of Coconut Grove. The school is under new direction and looking for ways to make it better and better! As the years pass, the school continues to thrive and grow. Enrollment has grown, Academics have soared, and we look forward to continued growth as our goal is to become a pillar to all the creative and artistic students looking for a school to master their craft!
Education in the arts is an integral part of development and to our society. Arts education places emphasis to education in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of our school and it's curriculum. Data exists to show that participation in the fine arts is a key component in improving learning throughout all academic areas, it effectively reduces student dropout, raises student attendance,
Theater student and teacher getting ready for the show
Student performing on our plaza for BAAM Pop Pep Rally
Arts students inspired by the view
This program is divided into two parts: theoretical and practice. The theoretical aspect covers the basics of theater history, ethics, discipline, professionalism, character analysis, psychology of the actor and self awareness.
The practice covers the Principles of Acting Technique using the Stanislavsky System as a starting point including improvisation, imagination, concentration, observation and creativity.
Creative writing is a flourishing body of academic work that prepares students to not only pursue writing professionally, but also to be able to apply knowledge gained in other avenues of study. Students have the opportunity to practice all forms of writing and create a portfolio with a project ready for publishing. Students establish their own brand and style of writing.
The music program is made up of four strands: Instrumental, Vocal, Musical Theater and Sound Engineering.
The music program offers students opportunities to enhance their musical and technical skills through multiple performances, filed trips, master classes, assessments, and competitions.
Visual Arts & Photography
The art strand at BAAM is focused on growing and encouraging students to reach their full artistic potential. We are focused on developing the whole student as a functioning member of society and an asset to the art world. Lessons are tailored to introduce students to a variety of medium, styles and artists in order to provide a solid foundation of art appreciation and inspiration for their own work. Photography includes Digital Photography, as well as the history of photography, and an exploration of technical, artistic, and commercial aspects of photography. Students work on independent and cooperative explorations, as well as advanced camera techniques and digital darkroom techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Students prepare a portfolio of work as well as an artist statement to exhibit during and at the completion of the course.
The focus of the Dance Strand of the BridgePrep Academy of Arts and Minds Charter High School is to train the next generation of dancers to be artists, scholars, risk takers, technicians, performers and supporters of all genres of art. It is our goal to prepare our students for post-secondary endeavors in the field of professional dance and fields of work in which a knowledge of and training in dance are an asset. This is done through college readiness and identifying the strengths of students as individuals.
Antonietta Michelle DiGirolamo
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.