LEAP® (Laity Educational Arts Program) is a comprehensive and fun program designed to provide a thorough study in the areas of Acting, Art, Animation, Dance, and Music. Classes are aligned directly to National Core Arts Standards for grades K-8.
If LEAP® is not in your school and you want it, simply request it! Class sizes range from 5 minimum to 15 students with a 20-student maximum cap per class. (If the student-teacher ratio is increased to 25 students as a requirement by the school, an additional teacher will be hired, and the class will be taught in a team environment.) Individual schools and/or administrators should call to discuss possible funding options for their students.
Schools engaging LEAP® are doing so because the individual monthly cost to parents is cost-prohibitive and the population being served has no other means to experience the visual and performing arts at this level without the school providing the funding for student’s participation.
LEAP® can service up to 80 - 100 students a week (per school) in either a public or private educational setting after school on a school campus or activity center. More students can be served with our additional staff if we have a designated room/space to teach.
· Cost ranges from $25,000 - $200,000 per year (per school) depending on
the classes taught and the number of students served.
· There must be a minimum enrollment of 30 students per school.
· Programs can run one or two semesters out of the year.
· All service contracts are paid in advance.
To help increase the overall awareness in the visual and performing arts in schools, and the tremendous role they play, Laity has developed LEAP®. LEAP® is an after-school arts program designed to help augment and support the teaching of the arts during the traditional school day with a comprehensive content-based arts program. To reach this goal, LIA focuses on three key areas:
· Skills – what the student learns from the instructor
· Confidence - how the student executes what he/she has learned
· Motivation – what the student is willing to learn next
LIA’s mission is to stimulate the intellectual and artistic minds of students in dance, music, drama, and art through LEAP®. In order to achieve this mission, certain components have been put in place along with the appropriate subject matter, rigor, meaningful content, goals of completion, and measurable objectives. Ongoing assessments are also implemented to accurately measure the skills learned.
LIA has chosen to use the National Core Arts Standards in Art, Media Arts, Dance, Drama, and Music as a guide to maximizing student’s experience.
NOTE: Art, Dance, and Drama are taught two times a week on different days for an hour after school. Music lessons are taught privately. If group music lessons are desired, we can create one for you. Simply inquire. If more than two times a week is required then the budget for services will be amended to reflect that need.