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The Nutmeg Ballet Academic Program

The mission of the Conservatory Academic Program (CAP) is to provide each dance student with the flexibility to pursue professional-level dance training while simultaneously maintaining academic skills needed to excel in the professional dance world or other career choice.  CAP is designed for the individually motivated student at the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory from grades nine through twelve. It attracts a committed and dedicated group of dancers whose passion for dance is coupled by a unique college preparatory curriculum, provided by Keystone National High School.

 

Why Choose Our Academic Program

  • Keystone is an accredited high school degree granting program designed to provide an alternative to traditional public and private schools, and most importantly, to meet the needs of young pre-professional student.
  • The accredited program provides flexibility in scheduling and individual support from Keystone instructors, as well as two-fold preparation for artistic careers and higher education.
  • Students utilize textbooks, distance-based technology, and individual instruction to learn at a pace suited to their needs.
  • CAP facilitates access to Keystone National High School with the close supervision and guidance of the Academic Director, in conjunction with Keystone administrators and instructors.
  • CAP facilitates access to Keystone National High School with the close supervision and guidance of the Academic Director, in conjunction with Keystone administrators and instructors.
  • Academic classes are in session from 9:00 am -1:00 pm, five days a week with appropriate breaks. During that time, students move at a pace suited to their individual needs as they earn high school credits.
  • All students are encouraged to take the PSATs and the SATs, and all seniors are strongly encouraged to consider higher education options.

Academic Courses Overview

High School students — grades nine though the twelve — generally enroll in 5 courses per academic year in the subjects of English, History, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Language, along with electives. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also available through the Keystone School.  Students are expected to graduate with a total of 21 credits earned through Keystone (or approved by Keystone if earned through another institution) by the time they complete their senior year.  Currently, Keystone courses in the CAP program are augmented by specialized tutors from the Torrington Board of Education.

Academic Accreditation

All academic courses are accredited through the Keystone National High School which is licensed by the State Board of Private Licenses Schools, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and accredited by the following bodies; Commission on School and Colleges of the Northwest Association of the Distance Education and Training.  For more information on the academic offerings of Keystone, please visit http://keystoneschoolonline.com/.

Questions?  Call The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory at 860.482.4413, ext. 314 and speak with our Academic Director for more information on how to apply for our high school academic and year-round residency programs.

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