Signature Arts Academy Changes

By Lauren Roseman, Production Editor

This year, the Creative and Performing Arts Signature Program is undergoing changes to help improve the program by making it easier to keep track of program requirements.

The changes include the creation of a Google Classroom account for the Academy, the addition of a point-system, a yearly portfolio and more college and career exploration.

Students can earn a certain number of points for each requirement, and their scores will determine where their progress stands.  A score of 85 percent is considered standard.

“The points will allow the students to see their progress,” Academy Coordinator Deanna Svrcek said.
The changes were also made to reflect the MCPS college and career readiness goal. “[Students will] know that Naviance exists, and the reality of what they want to do,” Svrcek said