Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is Boston’s public high school for the visual and performing arts. BAA provides a diverse student body, a majority who come from low-income families, access to a college-preparatory arts and academic education not otherwise available to them. Our mission is to prepare a community of aspiring artist-scholars-citizens to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of their communities. Our innovative arts and academic curriculum yields impressive results. Using BAA and other Boston public schools as examples, we will discuss a deeper understanding of what is essential for a healthy school climate and culture, the three tiers of Circle Practice, mediations, and specific work in Restorative Justice. Our goal is define much-needed implemented norms and practices that will assist in addressing essentials in a school community.
Please see the Networking Conversations document deslgned to guide this conversation: http://bit.ly/NetworkingConversations2016