Thursday, Nov. 20, shoppers at both Whole Foods locations in Santa Fe on Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Road will be directly helping to support New Mexico School for the Arts.
NMSA has been selected to participate in the Whole Foods Market Santa Fe Community Support Day, also known as 5 percent day. Nov. 20, 5 percent of all sales in Santa Fe Whole Foods stores will go to support NMSA’s arts and residence program.
NM School for the Arts will staff tables at both locations throughout the day, with information to share with shoppers about the high school and its dual curriculum comprised of academic and mastery arts education. NMSA was founded in 2010, and has been steadily growing since. Its 200-person student body is made up of individuals representing 37 communities across New Mexico. Through private support it is able to provide an optional 5-day Residential Program for NMSA students who live in areas of New Mexico too far from the NMSA campus to reach in a reasonable daily commute.
NMSA was a recipient of the national Arts Schools Network Exemplary School Designation at their annual conference in Denver earlier this year, and has been graded an “A” school for the third year in a row from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
NMSA is now accepting applications for school year 2015-2016. The application cycle closes in mid-January, and information on admission policies and the application process can be found on its web site, www.NMSchoolForTheArts.org.
NMSA provides access to a rigorous mastery arts and academic high school education for youth with passion and aptitude in the arts, leading to post-secondary learning, careers in the arts, and lives that contribute to society.
NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution, and NMSA-Charter School, a New Mexico state charter high school. NMSA’s purpose is to provide the highest standards of excellence in preparing New Mexico’s artistically talented students to compete in the national arena for post-secondary education and/or professional careers in the arts.
NMSA offers pre-professional instruction in the performing and visual arts with rigorous academics leading to a high school diploma. NMSA is located in the former St. Francis Cathedral School, 275 East Alameda in Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.NMSchoolForTheArts.org.