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Mission, Vision, Values

Mission, Vision, Values


Mission, Vission, Values

At Young Audiences Charter School, our arts-integration curriculum reflects recent research from the arts education field that provides significant evidence of the value of the arts in the learning process. In our school, teachers and administrators work to create and support a culture of high expectations that allows every student to reach their greatest potential, providing a creative, nurturing, and challenging academic environment to encourage students' individual learning and empower them to take their place in today's innovative and entrepreneurial economy.


As a Type 1 Charter authorized by the Jefferson Parish Public School System, YACS is open to any Jefferson Parish student entering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Twenty percent of creative learner seats may be reserved for students with experience and aptitude in the arts. If there are more applicants than available spaces, the school will have a lottery as required by state charter school law.


As a Type 1 Charter authorized by the Orleans Parish Public School System, YACS is open to any Orleans Parish student entering pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.



Our Mission

Young Audiences Charter School's mission is to educate the whole child through arts integration and equip our creative learners to flourish as leaders in life and learning.


Our Vision

Young Audiences Charter School's vision is to educate creative learners to be self-aware thinkers, creators, and problem solvers who serve as leaders in their community and have a lifelong love of learning.


Core Values

Commitment, Collaboration, Creativity, Composure, Consistency, and Care.


Arts Integration

To accomplish its mission, Young Audiences Charter School faculty and staff will deliver a completely arts-integrated curriculum supported by project-based teaching and learning, authentic assessments, individualized instruction, and regular teacher and student collaboration opportunities. Arts Integration combines the arts with the learning of core academic subjects. It supports educational achievement and improves student behavior by giving children both a "springboard" and a "safety net" for learning. The arts allow students to be more engaged in education, focusing on each child's abilities and interests to support academic achievement. The arts also provide increased opportunities for parental involvement in school, a key component of education.


Young Audiences Charter School will provide a rigorous academic program with a strong focus on the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum and Common Core State Standards. The YACS curriculum will integrate the five art disciplines (Literary Arts, Music, Dance/Movement, Drama, and Visual Art) with these academic requirements to provide students with additional learning opportunities and multiple ways to understand academic content.