NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION WITH A "GOLD MEDAL" FROM U.S.

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NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL 
AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION
WITH A “GOLD MEDAL” FROM U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
ALSO RECEIVES “A” RANKING FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Miami --- New World School of the Arts (NWSA), nationally recognized nationally and around the globe for its excellent artistic program, has again been recognized as US News Americas best high schoolsone of the leading high schools in the nation. Receiving a Gold Medal ranking NWSA made the grade as America's 2011 Best High Schools. 

“It is no secret that encouraged, creative and engaged students perform better if they are properly nurtured encouraged and empowered,” said NWSA High School Principal, Lisa Noffo. “That is what New World School of the Arts students receive at this institution and what helps them stand out from the rest. This year’s statistical data, which places NWSA among the top 100 high schools in the nation, demonstrate that when coupled with a rigorous academic curriculum, a substantive arts program can yield outstanding educational results.”

The selection was announced by the publication, which analyzed 21,000 high schools in 48 states including the District of Columbia using a formula produced by a K-12 data research and analysis business, run by Standard & Poors. In order to determine the ranking, the analysis looked at results yielded by Advance Placement (AP) tests as well as International Baccalaureate (IB). 

The rigorous academic high school program at New World School of the Arts offers students the ability to graduate as seniors with a total of 24 college credits. Only three other schools in South Florida received the Gold Medal along with NWSA: DASH, MAST Academy and Coral Reef.

To review school and ranking statistics for New World School of the Arts visit http://education.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-high-schools/listings/florida/new-world-school-of-the-arts

In addition, and keeping with a tradition that spans almost a dozen years, the high school program at New World School of the Arts also received an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in 2011.

About New World School of the Arts
New World School of the Arts is a world-class center of excellence in the visual and the performing arts providing a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater, and Art and Design, NWSA offers the high school diploma as well as the AA and the four-year BFA and BM college degrees. Through a rigorous curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida and conservatory training, it empowers students to become leaders in the arts. Since 1988, more than 3,700 students of every economic and ethnic background have graduated from NWSA – many joining the ranks of prestigious arts organizations. 

NWSA alumni are becoming integral members of the national and international arts arena, expanding the landscape of our community. They are recognized artists, playwrights and performers winning Tony and Grammy awards. They perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center and in major opera houses. Our visual art exhibit in Art Basel and in the Whitney Biennial and our choreographers lead major dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and dance with the Martha Graham Dance Company, among others.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

Photo courtesy of NWSA – Photographer: Bill Somner




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