Arkansas Arts Academy students work amid construction

Posted: February 26, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVE PEROZEK Heather Wright, high school principal at the Arkansas Arts Academy, takes a tour of a building under construction on her school's campus Feb. 15. The building is set to open to students in August.

ROGERS -- Andrew Sweet, an 11th-grader at Arkansas Arts Academy, described attending school on a construction site as "grueling."

Mary Ley, chief executive officer of the Arkansas Arts Academy, explains features of the new building under construction on the academy’s high school ...

Steve Zimmerman of Northwest Arkansas Sheet Metal works inside the building under construction on the Arkansas Arts Academy’s high school campus Feb. ...

School features

Here are some of the features to be included in Arkansas Arts Academy’s high school once the renovation and construction project is complete:

• Bicycle storage space

• Black box theater

• Ceramic art studio

• Courtyard

• Culinary arts kitchen

• Dance studio

• Orchestra room

• Recording studio

Source: Staff report

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