From dance, music and theatre courses, to less conventional programs including photography, graphic design, video and production, this culturally technologically relevant creative arts program allows students to experience and explore multiple creative avenues under one roof.
Instill passion for creative thought through the arts.
Inspire the creative expression of our God-given gifts.
Invest our talents back into our peers and community.
Invent market related opportunities to explore new ways to apply our gifts in a real world setting.
The word “CUE” is defined as anything that excites us to action. The time has come to ignite the imaginations of the next generation of dreamers. CUE52 is about providing environments that awaken and unleash the creative process in students; allowing them to dream out loud - every day of every week of every year.
We believe everyone has God-given gifts. Some simply have yet to open them, while others opened them at an early age only to find them stored in a dusty corner of the closet of their creative consciousness. Creativity and the arts play a vital role in a happy, fulfilling life and career. Creative thought causes us to see the world in new and inventive ways while challenging our perspectives.
As young children we believe. We believe the world can be anything we imagine; we believe in limitless possibilities; we believe we are destined for something special. Arts play a prominent role in most elementary level education. In middle school, the arts are segregated as the “creative” students begin to find their small corner of the school environment. In high school, the arts are generally set aside for students who display an aptitude for playing an instrument in the band, singing in the chorus, or acting in drama. Many of these programs must be accessed outside of regular school hours.
What a narrow view of our culture takes on the arts and creative thought. And now as school budgets continue to contract, the arts in schools are being stripped of necessary funding. As former president of the Carnegie Foundation, Dr. Ernest Boyer so poignantly put it; “During our visits (to schools) we found the arts to be shamefully neglected. Courses in the arts were the last to come and the first to go.”
If the next generation is going to truly succeed and thrive as they pursue their dreams, we must do better.