Overton High School School for the Creative and Performing Arts

Overton High School School for the Creative and Performing Arts

OVERTON HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS Brett Lawson, Principal Greg Billings, Assistant Principal CAPA Academy Steven Broadway, Assistant Principal Professional Academy Michael Sizemore, Assistant Principal Freshman Academy The Only Optional School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Memphis

Focused study in the Fine Arts School-within-a-school design Safe and supportive learning environment Active and involved parent organization and community adopters Numerous academic, social, athletic, and other extracurricular activities Facility with fully-equipped science laboratories, specialized fine arts classrooms, and interactive whiteboards throughout the building Accreditation & Professional Memberships Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Arts Schools Network Magnet Schools of America

College Board All staff and specialized programs at Overton are affiliated with state, regional, and national professional associations Overton High Staff Bachelors Degrees 100% Master / Doctorate Degrees 68% Certified Staff 91 % Highly Qualified Staff 100% Student Enrollment School CAPA Enrollment Enrollment Grade 9

385 112 Grade 10 345 71 Grade 11 299 92 Grade 12 305

99 1,334 374 TOTAL Advanced Academic Offering 12- Advanced Placement Course Offerings 58 - Honors Course Offerings Enriched English, math, science and social studies classes for qualifying Optional students Academic Enrichment Opportunities

Debate Team French Club Knowledge Bowl Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society National Forensics League

National Spanish Honor Society Quill & Scroll Honor Society Spanish Club Thespian Society Academic Achievement & Awards 2010-11 Average ACT Score (CAPA) 19.31 2010-11 School-Wide Average 15.13 2010-11 Attendance Rate 91.7% 2010-11 CAPA Graduation 100% 2010-11 Graduation Rate 77.8% 2010 & 11 Memphis Prep Program Recipients

17 students (99% were CAPA students) Overtons programs are consistently recognized with top honors and awards at the regional, state, and national level. ADOPTER S Optional Programs Art Band Broadcasting Creative Writing Dance

Orchestra Piano Theatre Vocal Music Specialized Program Features

Marching Band Jazz Band Percussion Ensemble Chamber Orchestra Chamber Choir Show Choir Digital Art Painting and Drawing Photography Book Making

Sculpture Black Box Theatre Technical Theatre Master Classes Extensive Community Performance Opportunities Collaborative Performances Regional and Master Classes and Guest Artist Aug 2011 - Present Collage Dance Collective Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Frank Shaffer Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Spencer Bohren Musician / Artist David Parks Musician / Alumni Lana Chu Ginko Glass Studio Cast of Memphis the Musical Voices of the South Richard Payne-International Opera Star Featured Student Performances

Indy Memphis Student Shorts Film Festival Presidents Day Choral Festival-(2011) ANNIE-(2010) All-School Musical The National Freedom Awards-(2010 & 2011) Carnegie Hall-(2010) Wind Ensemble Essentially Ellington Regional Festival-(2011) Messiah with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Rhodes College Choir Memphis Peabody Hotel Christmas Festival Mayor A C Whartons United Way Christmas Tree Lighting Germanton Community Chorus Youth Concert MCS Studio Jazz Orchestra Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade (2011) Overtons performance ensembles are recognized as first call appearances for prestigious local and Scholarship

2011 TOTAL OFFERED $5,757,891.00 Academic 64 Total Students $2,229,699.00 Music and Art 26 total students $591,810.00 100% of CAPA students who apply and audition for colleges and universities are recipients of a scholarship. College Matriculations Academy of Art University Alabama A&M University Auburn University Austin Peay State University Ball State University Belmont University

Bethune-Cookman University Bluffton University Bryan College Bryant University Christian Brothers University Clark Atlanta University Columbia College Chicago DePauw University East Tennessee State University Eastern Oklahoma College Emory College Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Georgetown College Georgetown University Illinois State University Jackson State University Lane College Lemoyne Owen Long Island University'sBrooklyn Campus

Louisiana State University Lynn University Maryville College Memphis College of Art Mercer University Michigan State University Middle Tennessee State University Millsaps College Mississippi State University Morehouse College Mount Holyoke College Murray State University Nashville Auto-Diesel College Nova Southeastern University Oberlin College & Conservatory Oglethorpe University Morehouse College Mount Holyoke College Murray State University

Nashville Auto-Diesel College Nova Southeastern University Oberlin College & Conservatory Oglethorpe University Purdue University Rhodes College Ringling College of Art and Design Rochester Institute of Technology Saint Louis University Savannah College of Art and Design Southern Illinois University Carbondale Southwest Tennessee Community College St. John's University St. Louis University Temple University Tennessee State University The Art Institute of Tennessee - The University of Alabama

The University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff The University of Cincinnati The University of Louisville The University of Miami The University of Mississippi The University of North CarolinaChalotte The University of Southern California The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Tampa The University of Tennesse-Knoxville The University of Tennesse-Martin The University of TennesseeChatanooga The University of TennesseeKnoxville Tusculum College Union University University of Florida University of Minnesota University of Missori-Columbia

University of Missori-St. Louis University of Northern Iowa University of the Arts Philadelphia Vanderbilt University Webster University Western Kentucky University Wiley College Xavier University of Louisiana Extra Curricular Activities Ambassadors Anti-Violence Bridge Builders Facing History & Ourselves Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club FCCLA Future Business

Leaders of America Interact Key Club PeaceJam Peer Mediation Science, Engineering, Communications and Math Student Government Assoc. Tracker Club Athletics

Football Basketball Baseball Softball Soccer Track Volleyball Golf Bowling Cheerleaders

Pom Squad Optional Requirements 2.0 overall GPA for each semester No grade lower than a D for the semester or final grade Scores at or above the 50th percentile on the Reading/ Language Arts subtest AND on the Mathematics

subtest or its equivalent on a current nationally normed or TCAP Achievement Test Satisfactory conduct and work habits Satisfactory attendance, including promptness to school and each class (a total of more than 15 absences and/or tardies is considered unsatisfactory) All applicants must successfully complete an audition and agree to stay an extra hour each day in specialized CAPA programs Agree to meet all program requirements of the COLONIAL CAPA STUDENTS Students currently enrolled in an 8th grade CAPA course at Colonial Middle School can complete a RENEWAL APPLICATION to Overton High School for the continuation of the same CAPA program.

This is a great opportunity for students and parents to transition to the high school setting with ease. 2012-2013 Qualifying Scale Scores 2011-12 Testing Year 7th Grade Reading / Language Math 757 and up

759 and up 8th Grade 758 and up 762 and up Current 8th graders Current 9th graders These scale scores equate to the 50th percentile of the 2010-11 TCAP scores. 2012-2013 Qualifying Percentile 8th graders

2011-12 Testing Year EXPLORE TEST Reading Language - Math 50th Percentile Upper Classmen Qualifying Scale Scores PLAN ACT PSAT SAT 10th and 11th graders 10th- 12th graders 11th and 12th graders 11th and 12th graders

50th Percentile on the most recent test. Residential Definitions In-District Students Out-of-District Students Students attending any Public School in Shelby County or Tennessee

Private and Parochial Students Students currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools Can be In-District or Out-of-District County Students Live outside the boundaries of Overton High School MCS Students

Live within the boundaries of Overton High School Students attending schools other than public institutions Out-of-State Students Students living beyond the boarders of Tennessee In-district Registration Procedures Parents of students who are in-district and qualify for our Optional program need to complete the application and submit all proper documentation to Overton High School. In-district parents and students do not need to go through the online application or the inperson application process at the Board of Education

Out of District Students On-Line Process In-Person Process Mail Process Online Registration Process To submit an online application, the student must currently attend a Memphis City School in the 1st 11th

grade NOTE: Charter School students may not apply on-line Parents of eligible students for the online application process can pick up a bar-coded ticket application January 30th from 6:30am to 5:00pm at the Board of Education-Auditorium and January 31-February 2nd from 7:30am until 5:00pm at the Board of EducationRoom 106 If you have a bar-coded application, you can submit an application online by going to the Optional Schools website and it will provide you with a receipt If you complete the online application, you do not need to Exceptions to the On-Line Application Process The on-line application process is NOT available if you choose to have your child privately tested. Private testing documents must be

submitted in person through the regular application process. In Person Registration Process You may submit an application in person if you do not have web access or you prefer not to submit an application online You must apply in person if you choose to have your child privately tested or use a test other than the 2010 TCAP Achievement Test results You must apply in person or by mail if your student is currently

a non-Memphis City Schools student (i.e. county, private, independent or parochial) or attends a charter school You may pick up a bar-coded application January 30th from 6:30am until 5:00pm or January 31st-February 2nd from 7:30am until 5:00pm. Then, to apply in person, you must bring the application with all proper documentation on February 3rd between 6:30am and 5:00pm to Board of Education Auditorium After February 3rd, applications may be submitted to the Division Optional Schools and Advanced Academics. However, bar-coded ticket applications may not be used after 5pm on February 3rd Applying By Mail Applications for Optional School with proper

documentation attached may be mailed to: Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics Memphis City Schools Board of Education 2597 Avery Avenue, Room 106 Memphis, TN 38112 Applications received in the mail will be processed at the end of the work day. Bar-coded applications may be mailed but must be received by February 3rd at 5:00pm. Bar-coded applications will be processed in numerical order, with the last four digits of the bar code number holding your place in line. Avoid the LINE! Pick-up your bar-coded application on Wednesday (Feb 1) or Thursday (Feb 2)

If you are a current MCS student, register on-line by entering your bar-code number. If you ARE NOT a current MCS student submit your application by mail or inperson. Application Process Order Applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis using the following procedures: 1. Sibling Preference for Memphis City Qualified students with siblings in the same Optional Program who are maintaining the Optional requirements. A sibling is a brother or sister who lives at the same address. 2. Memphis City qualified students 3. County Optional students who are currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools

4. County qualified siblings 5. County qualified students 6. Tennessee qualified students 7. Out-of-state qualified students Required Items for Optional Program Completed Optional Application Current 2011-12 Comprehensive Report Card Copy of most recentAchievement Test Scores

Proof of Residence (if In-District Student) Successful Program Audition & Interview (to be scheduled by the school after all other requirements have been met) School and District Contacts Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics Linda Sklar, Director 416-5338 Brett Lawson , Principal 416-2021 Greg Billings 416-2142 CAPA Coordinator Ashley Tipton, Professional Counselor 416-2031 overtonhs.net

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