Our policy pages serves as your first day of class letter. Everything you need to know to make your first day successful is detailed here! If you have a question or concern that is not addressed here, email us at Academy of Theatre.
Fall, Winter, and Spring Semester Policies
Winter Break and Summer Camp Policies
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I hear from the Fulton before the first day?
A staff person rarely contacts a student before the first day. Students and families should visit our policies page for answers to questions about where to go, what to expect and what to bring to class! All students under the age 18 should complete the Student Information Form found on our policies page. Parent/guardian(s) should stay for the first 15-minutes of class where the teaching artist will share further information about the class and our expectations.
If I applied for a scholarship, will I hear from you?
Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email confirmation. Understand that we receive many applications each semester, and can only notify candidates selected to receive funds. We encourage applicants to re-apply! Apply for a scholarship.
How will I know if my child will enjoy the class?
We encourage first-timers to check out Fulton’s First Friday Education sessions or a Family Series Pre- Show workshop. On occasion we may schedule a meeting between student and teaching artist to support the success of the child
in class. Any of these experiences will give us an opportunity to learn about your child, and for your child to become acquainted with the ritual of a theatre program and class.
If my child is advanced, can she enroll in an advanced level class?
We request that you respect the age breakdowns identified in our course listings. Our professional staff work to individualize course content that meets and supports the uniquely personal intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs of each child. It is important that we create a safe and challenging environment for all of our students.
What is the structure of a class?
Our professional teaching artists include check-ins, warm-ups, focus activities and closing activities in every session. Students “warm up” their body, voice, imagination/ mind and cooperation/ensemble before they begin the main activity of the day. Warm ups chosen support the day’s main activity. Additionally, participants engage in a reflective and collaborative process. Participants may journal or discuss a challenge with a peer. Our staff is trained in Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Gardner’s Theory provides us nine intelligences that everyone possesses to a greater or lesser extent. Those you may be familiar with include linguistic/ verbal, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, spatial, logical- mathematical, and bodily- kinesthetic. These intelligences help us to understand how each student best receives and understands information. We attempt to employ all of Gardner’s Intelligences. By doing so, we hope to provide our students with a range of experiences and opportunities to note individual strengths in self and peers, as well as opportunities to develop weaker skills.
Will there be a performance?
In our nine-week classes and short camps or workshops, the last 30-minutes of each session are designated for sharing. This is not a performance but rather an opportunity for two family/ friend members of each student to observe a bit of what the student has experienced during the course.