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2016 Outstanding Arts School Awards Announced

Two Colorado Schools Receive Outstanding Arts School Award from Think 360 Arts
Denver, CO, April 11, 2016 - Think 360 Arts for Learning is proud to announce and recognize The da Vinci Academy and Eagleview Middle School, both located in Colorado Springs, as this year's recipients of the Outstanding Arts School Award.

Over the course of the upcoming year, both schools will receive recognition from Think 360 Arts and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), free admission for one instructor to the Institute for Creative Teaching, a one-day arts focused teacher workshop led by CDE Director of the Office of Standards and Instructional Support, Karol Gates, or designee, and a one-day arts focused workshop for students led by a Think 360 Teaching Artist chosen by the school.

Both Eagleview Middle School and The da Vinci Academy's applications displayed a passion for the arts within their schools and a commitment to educating the whole child through arts integrated curriculum and activities. These elementary and middle school students are challenging themselves in the arts through numerous theatrical productions, musical concerts, art exhibitions, and in their core content classrooms, where the arts are blended into everyday instruction to enrich learning. Staff at both schools encourage their students' artistic expression through diverse course offerings and artistic experiences outside of the classroom, contributing to their success and helping them develop vital 21st century skills.

Both schools will be recognized for their achievements as outstanding arts schools during an award ceremony at Think 360 Arts' Full Circle Celebration on May 4, 2016 at Howl at the Moon in downtown Denver from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

For more information about the Outstanding Arts School Award and the Full Circle Celebration, visit think360arts.org.
About Think 360 Arts for Learning

Think 360 Arts for Learning is a leading provider of arts education programs and services in Colorado. Think 360 Arts serves as a resource for teacher professional development, a liaison between schools and teaching artists, and a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts integration.