Principal’s Message

Welcome to Charles L. Smith Fine Arts Academy. The 2021-2022 school year is upon us, and we are hopeful that you have already noticed some of our exterior and interior changes as we continue to add more uniformity into our appearance. We are looking forward to a year filled with many new opportunities to share the joy of learning with your children, utilizing the arts whenever possible. We are confident that the learning experiences will be rich and meaningful, and will be enhanced through the integration of our curriculum with dance, drama, music, and visual arts as we continue to explore a new educational path in our community. Our Fine Arts Team will continue to push in to our general education classrooms weekly to help with ideas that can promote and aid in classroom instruction and student understanding of core instruction as well as offer student electives throughout the year to increase excitement and overall achievement. Our school will continue to focus on literacy, reinforcing the necessity of learning how to read and write with confidence and success. The number one predictor of student success is still the ability to read, and we will press on with improving this skill daily. Please do your best to read with your child on a daily basis as this helps greatly with vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Smith Fine Arts Academy Staff is committed to our students and community, and we would love for you to be a frequent visitor to help inspire our students as they create, explore, and achieve each and every day. -Kyle Stout, Principal

Welcome to Charles L. Smith Fine Arts Academy!  We are looking forward to a year filled with many new opportunities to share the joy of learning with your children, utilizing the arts whenever possible. Along with Fine Art Fridays in the fall of 2022, we are excited to  start Whimsical Wednesdays providing our students additional opportunities to learn through the arts. We are confident that the learning experiences will be rich and meaningful and will be enhanced through the integration of our curriculum with dance, drama, music, and visual arts as we continue to explore a new educational path in our community.  Our Fine Arts Team will continue to push-in to our general education classrooms, as often as they can, to help with ideas that can promote and aid in classroom instruction and student understanding of core instruction, as well as offer student electives throughout the year to increase excitement and overall achievement.

Our school will continue to focus on literacy, reinforcing the necessity of learning how to read and write with confidence and success. The number one predictor of student success is still the ability to read, and we will press on with improving this skill daily. Please do your best to read with your child on a daily basis as this helps greatly with vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. 

Smith Fine Arts Academy staff is committed to our students and community. It is our goal each day for our students to create, explore, and achieve each and every day. At Smith, we are excited about our partnership with you, your child, and our staff. In our partnership with you, please know that you, as your child’s parent/guardian, are your child’s most significant model and example.  Our students are counting on us all to provide what they need to learn, grow, and achieve success in the classroom and in life. 

-Kyle Stout, Principal