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10 Years of Arts Programming at KIPP Ascend Primary

KIPP Ascend Primary began an arts program during its founding year in 2010 with musical theater. With the addition of visual arts and dance in the following years, a collaborative program evolved. Every year, the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes each create a Project Growth performance in the spring, showcasing their learning in musical theater, dance, and visual arts.

The first group of second graders to perform Annie Jr. are now freshmen in high school. The arts program continues today and has even incorporated the creation of music videos into the elective classes.