Watch this short film about The Carnegie
The Carnegie Learning Center at Kingston High School
CCE’s latest arts-in-education collaboration is the Carnegie Learning Center, a school-within-a-school on the campus of Kingston High School.
The old Kingston Library building sat vacant for nearly 30 years until CCE’s Executive Director Ev Mann acted on a vision to bring the Andrew Carnegie-built structure back to life in the form of an arts and technology academy. The Carnegie Academy that you see now on the campus of Kingston High is the result of nearly ten years of planning and collaboration between CCE, community, city and state leaders and the Kingston City School District.
The newly renovated Carnegie boasts two large, sprung floor performing arts dance studios which double as multi-purpose classrooms, and a student and parent lounge upstairs, and downstairs, a state-of-the-art Mac Lab, editing suites, podcasting studio, small performance stage, and “makerspace” multi-arts room.
The Carnegie opened with 90 students and six teachers in the Fall of 2011 and features two “small learning communities” or academies: The Media and Communications Team (10th-12th grades; two credits in English and one in Art) and Project Global (10th grade; one credit each in English, Social Studies and Art). In addition to supporting the teachers in the Carnegie program with ongoing 21st century pedagogical development and teaching artistry, CCE will host a diverse array of after-school arts and technology programs in this beautiful new space.
Link to article: http://www.kingstoncityschools.org/vote0209_FAQ-carnegie.php
Pics of Carnegie and students in classes coming soon!