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Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Inspiring Educational Excellence

Excellence in the Arts

A magnet high school for the arts without walls


Excellence in the Arts is open to all Kalamazoo County high school students.
Education for the Arts students
EFA offers arts-intensive classes in the disciplines of Theatre, Musical Theatre, Music, 2-D and 3-D Visual Arts, Dance and Media Arts (digital video and photography, computer and web-based art).

Classes are taught by a collaborative team of teachers and working artists. Students receive instruction, mentoring and hands-on experience in authentic artistic environments. For example, the visual arts classes meet at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

EFA classes typically meet during the school day for 90 minutes, five days a week for the entire school year. Selected classes also are available through after school, evening and weekend offerings.

The 2016-2017 EFA Course Brochure and 2016-2017 Registration Form are available online and through high school counselors. You also may contact the EFA office by calling (269) 250-9244 or emailing Kris DeRyder.

Education for the Arts is enrolling for 2016-2017.

Courses include:

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Intermediate Dance Studio