Parents learn about new school of the arts in Columbus

Parents learn about new school of the arts in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - With a new school focused on the arts opening in Muscogee County - parents, students and teachers got a sneak peek at the project at an informational meeting Wednesday night.

Superintendent Dr. David Lewis told the crowd at Northside High about the new school of the arts. It's currently under construction at Midtown Drive, behind the Columbus Public Library off Macon Road.

The school will offer courses like chorus, orchestra, visual arts like 3-D sculpting, photography, theater, dance, plus instrumentals like piano and guitar.

Students from 6th to 10th grade can sign up for the yet-to-be-named school of the arts, which is set to open next fall, for grades 6-12. The $36 million project has been in the works for 12 years.

"It's an exciting time for everybody. We have to thank the tax payers because this school is part of the 2003, 2009 and 2015 SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax). Our taxpayers are helping fund this facility," said Valerie Fuller, MCSD Director of Communications.

They expect about 500 students will attend the school, where there will be no sports opportunities.

If you missed Wednesday's public informational meeting, there's another one planned for Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Carver High School.

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