Community School of the Arts: Inspiring Excellence - Important Message from Dr. Rose

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Important Message from Dr. Rose
For the past several months, we have been reviewing educational models to ensure that we are moving in the best direction for CSA.  We have formally filed a Letter of Intent to become a public Charter School.  The Charter will be a specialized performing arts high school for students in grades 9-12 to attend all day. 

The title, Institute for the Creative Arts, has not changed, just the process for becoming a performing arts school that provides high school credit.  We anticipate a start date of Fall 2024.  Programs in the Institute will include, music, theatre, dance, visual art, film, writing, and culinary, along with a complete set of core academic courses.

Several families have expressed interest in becoming part of the half-day Institute that we originally planned to offer this Fall.  With the new Learns Act
passed under Governor Sanders, the all-day Charter model has become the best route for CSA to go. 

This coming school year CSA will continue to offer all of our current programs but will not begin the Institute until the following school year after the Charter has been approved.  I am pleased to report that the Institute as well as our current after-school programs will be housed in our new facility, the Center for the Creative Arts located at 1101 Riverfront Drive.  The Center is expected to be ready for move-in later this year.  We plan to offer our current programs in the new facility by the Spring '24 semester.  We will continue to be housed at St. Boniface this Summer and Fall.
Public Meeting May 11
Part of the process of becoming a Charter requires that we hold a Public Meeting to provide information and answer questions about what we are doing.  The Public Meeting will be held on Thursday May 11 at 6pm at the United States Marshals Museum.  We are asking as many of you as possible plan to attend that meeting and invite friends who support our endeavor.  
Please share this information with family and friends and don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.  Thank you for your support!
Dr. Rose

Check out the Talk Business Article about us: Community School of the Arts seeks to open performing arts high school


Last Chance for Tickets!
Get your tickets now for The Velveteen Rabbit, showing this Saturday April 15 at 1pm and 7pm!


Get Your Tickets!
Tickets are now on sale for Matilda the Musical and Frozen Kids! Click or scan the QR codes below to buy tickets!

Schedule a Preschool Interview

Save the Date
Spring recitals are just around the corner!


Instructor Spotlights
CSA welcomes Instructor Rebecca Harrold!  Her specialties are vocal coaching, musical theatre voice instruction, and piano!
Click here to inquire online about private lessons, or call us at (479) 434-2020.


Save the Date
Retrosonics Jazz Ensemble will be performing a free concert at The Bakery District on April 21 at 6pm! We hope to see you there!


Summer Camps & Classes


School Field Trips
Bring your class to a show!  Call us at (479) 434-2020 for more information.


ACE Program
CSA is proud to partner with the American Indian Center of Arkansas in the Native Connections program!

Music Therapy at CSA can be provided to Native American students through this program! For more information, visit:


Sponsor in the Spotlight!
CSA would like to thank Advantage Security. We appreciate all that you do!


Graduation Gifts
We have the perfect gift to honor the graduate in your life! Choose a star on the walk of fame, an engraved brick, or a plaque on a theatre seat to commemorate the accomplishment!

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