School of the ArtsPrincipal: Kelly A. Nicastro | KellyA.Nicastro@rcsdk12.orgAssistant Principal: Jo Ann Aspenleiter | JoAnn.Aspenleiter@rcsdk12.orgAssistant Principal: Brian Chandler | Brian.Chandler@rcsdk12.orgAssistant Principal: Alan Tirre | Alan.Tirre@rcsdk12.orgAssistant Principal: Mario Belculfine | Mario.Belculfine@rcsdk12.orgArts Center Director: Adele Fico | Adele.Fico@rcsdk12.org
Athletic Director: David Michelsen | David.Michelsen@rcsdk12.orgCoordinating Administrator for Special Education: Michelle Osgood | firstname.lastname@example.orgParent Liason: Mary Gray | Mary.Gray@rcsdk12.org
Board Liaison: Dr. Elizabeth Hallmark | Elizabeth.Hallmark@rcsdk12.orgSchool Chief: Carmine Peluso | Carmine.Peluso@rcsdk12.org
Program InformationStart Time: 7:30 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 2:30/3:30 p.m.Grade Level: 7-12FACTSUniforms: NoBusing: RTSForeign Languages: SpanishHonors Classes: YesTutoring/After School: NoSummer Programs: NoAdvanced Placement (AP): YesEnglish Language Learners: YesHealth/Wellness Center: NoExtended/Expanded Day: NoBusiness/College/Faith Partnerships: Friends of School of the Arts, Eastman School of Music, Memorial Art Gallery, Hochstein School, Writers and Books, Geva Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Rochester Broadway Theatre League, Garth Fagan Dance, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, Nazareth College Arts Center, SUNY Geneseo, Corning Museum of Glass, Rochester Oratorio Society, Rochester Lyric Opera, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester Association of Performing Arts (RAPA), First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Leisure Care Village at Unity and Mill Landing, Rochester Regional Health, Center for YouthStudent-Parent School Compact Agreement required: YesSCHOOL FEATURES
- Arts-based education blending traditional academic subjects with a Fine Arts sequence in one of six subject areas: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music, Theatre Technology, or Visual Arts.
New York State Regents, Regents Honors, and Advanced Placement courses in American History, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, Government and Politics: United States, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Physics, Virtual AP Computer Science, Virtual AP Psychology, World History, and Music Theory.
Annual guest artist, cultural, and artistic exchange opportunities.
Hillside Work Scholarship Program Director on-site to help students receive mentoring, academic support, and work opportunities outside of school.
A full complement of interscholastic sports for students in grades 7-12.
Acceptance to School of the Arts requires an audition and/or portfolio presentation.