“ARTIOS is what makes our homeschooling work!” ~ Dana, Artios parent
Children are full of curiosity. They continually ask questions about who, what, when, where, and of course, WHY. There are other educational philosophies that would have you believe that elementary students ought to be taught the who, what, when, where, and to wait to teach the WHY until high school. At Artios, we view education differently.
We emphasize the development of a Biblical worldview from the youngest ages through high school. We want to equip students to reason, relate, discern, discuss, and express truth from the very beginning, and that starts in our Artios Academy of Arts and History.
“In public school, you have to conform to a certain standard. It takes away from yourself and it takes away from who Christ created you to be. Artios allows you to be who God created you to be.” – Anna, Artios student
WHAT IS THE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND HISTORY?
The Artios Academy of Arts and History is a once-a-week K – 12th-grade program with integrated exposure by time period to music, theatre, art, history, literature, grammar, and composition. Artios uses a “whole-child” approach to educating students who are “fully-prepared.”
Within its once-a-week class day, the Artios Academy of Arts and History teaches five core courses: history, literature/grammar, drama, art, and music. All five courses are integrated by historical time period. We teach these subjects in their entirety, which allows students not only to have knowledge of facts, but also to have knowledge of the principles and purpose for each subject.
WHY THE ARTS AND HISTORY?
We believe that Truth is displayed throughout history in the form of art, events, people, leaders, and leading ideas. It is imperative to contextualize and consume these details, not as isolated subject matter, but as God intended —seeing every historical milestone, personality, and ideology as part of the greater story God is telling.
An ARTIOS education equips students to compare and contrast all ideas and art forms as either Truth or something that stands opposed to Truth. This knowledge frees students to reason, relate, discern, discuss, and express the Truth of Scripture, and in the process, realize that it is shaping their character, building their confidence, and sharpening their conscience.
It is in that moment that true learning and true transformation takes place, and it is beautiful.
WHAT IS THE ARTIOS CONSERVATORY?
Artios Conservatory is a hands-on learning and apprenticeship program for music, theatre, film, creative writing and visual arts. This program platforms a tangible way for students to discover talents and master skills by providing college-level courses that are focused and specific to the student’s area of interest. Additionally, the Conservatory offers smaller class size environments, individual attention, coaching, and mentoring.
Artios Conservatory offers a distinctive approach to the arts by requiring each student to participate in the worldview and arts history scope and sequence. Then, by beginning with foundational level courses in their chosen area, and progressing to higher level skills and portfolio development, Artios not only prepares students in their area of giftedness but also helps students lay a firm Biblical and Christian worldview of the arts. Our minds should be filled first with God’s ideas before interacting with the culture‚ thus enabling us to interact with the culture but not accommodate it. This approach is what sets all Artios Academy programs apart from other arts programs and insures a safe and appropriate environment for arts instruction.
WHAT MAJORS DOES THE CONSERVATORY OFFER?
Strands of study offered vary by location but may include any of the following: visual art, music, visual media (film & digital/film photography), theater (acting or tech/media) and literary arts.
Artios Advanced Arts Education Diplomas are awarded to graduates. Students enrolling in the Conservatory after their freshman year are eligible to receive credits based on prior instruction and demonstrated abilities and are thus eligible for either a full Artios Conservatory Diploma or a provisional diploma.
Recent graduates from the Conservatory program have received arts related scholarships to a variety of colleges based on portfolios and auditions using materials and instruction received while attending the Conservatory.
THE POWER OF INTEGRATIVE AND CREATIVE LEARNING
THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS EDUCATION: