Arts Revolution: New Leadership, New Vision, New Name for Arkansas Arts Academy

Posted: July 14, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF Superintendent Mary Ley is eager to see the Arkansas Arts Academy move forward with several new ventures. An avid artist, Ley talks in her Rogers office Thursday with some of her work on display.

ROGERS -- A new focus on integrating the arts into all classes will roll out at Arkansas Arts Academy when school starts Aug. 14.

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Benton County School of the Arts was founded as a kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school in 2001. The Northwest Arkansas Academy of Fine Arts was launched as a high school in 2007. The two schools merged in 2009 taking the Benton County School of the Arts name. The school was renamed Arkansas Arts Academy on July 1.

Arkansas Arts Academy is a public charter school that enrolls students from across Northwest Arkansas.

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