ERIC Number: ED208049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
High School for the Creative and Performing Arts: Student Attitudes and Perceptions. Report 8051.
Raivetz, Mark J.; And Others
The High School for the Creative and Performing Arts was opened in February, 1978. This magnet school, partially funded by the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA), was designed to provide a desegregated experience for interested students in the areas of creative writing, drama, dance, art, and music (both instrumental and vocal). As a part of the evaluation of the school's program, a questionnaire was administered to students in grades nine, ten, and eleven in June 1979. The school will graduate its first senior class in June, 1980. Students' perceptions of the school program with respect to homework, availability of materials, performances and presentations, course content, school facilities, and racial attitudes were all explored in the fifteen item questionnaire. Students' perceptions of the school were overwhelmingly positive. They reported success in both academic and performance areas. In response to the question: "If you had it to do all over again, would you choose to attend The High School for the Creative and Performing Arts?" a total of 88 percent responded "Yes." Asked to rate the relationships among the various races at the school, over 93 percent rated them better than average or good. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.