Dike School of the Arts
(3.8 out of 5)
Caregiver, student, and educator reviews.
School Provided Information
Art Saves Lives. Dike School of the Arts Lower Campus has enriched the lives of over 2,600 students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Our mission is to educate the whole child, both academically and artistically, to teach them how to compete with the best of the best and to meet their individual, academic, social and emotional needs. We have high expectations for our students and recognize there is always room for growth. We constantly evaluate our arts and academic programs to ensure we are developing students who are competitive in both worlds. Keeping our vision in mind, we strive to instill strong study habits and a thirst for knowledge that prepares students for high school and beyond. Our aim is for students to exceed their goals and meet future challenges with success.
Special programs at Dike School of the Arts Lower Campus include classes and programs taught by professionals in the field of dance, band, drama, choir, orchestra and visual arts; a resource room for enrichment and remedial assistance; part-time gifted and talented teacher; full-time nurse; chess class; computer lab and Boy Scouts of America.
What Will You Expect to See @ Dike School of the Arts?
· 96.3% attendance
· friendly students and staff
· focus on literacy and Ohio’s third Grade Reading Guarantee to ensure students are “reading to learn” by the third grade
· the whole child being academically and artistically challenged
· individual, social and emotional needs being met
· a yearly evaluation of our program
· blended learning where special education students participate in regular education classes with the support of an intervention specialist “pushing in” versus “pulling out”
· classes and programs taught by professionals in the field of dance, band, drama, choir, orchestra and visual arts
· a family-like environment
· Student Parent Organization volunteers
· Computer lab
· Youth safety patrol
· Afterschool Zumba and basketball
· Afterschool tutoring for families
All CMSD schools provide a full continuum of services for students with mild to moderate learning and behavioral issues. Depending on the child’s needs, he or she may receive instruction in the regular education classroom with accommodations and supports, or in a small-group resource room setting for some subjects, or in a single classroom environment for all core subjects. All CMSD schools have access to speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology, and orientation/mobility services. For children with multiple or low-incidence disabilities, severe cognitive delays, or significant emotional/behavioral concerns, CMSD offers specialized classes within schools in every region of the city.
CMSD provides yellow bus service to all students who live more than a mile from the school for grades K-5. Additional services available from Pre-K to 12 based on a student’s special needs and Individual Education Plan. Contact the student's IEP case manager at the school for details.
Enrollment & Deadlines
CSA Lower and Upper are audition schools. Auditions for the Lower Campus are on two Saturdays, March 8th & March 22nd from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 2501 East 61st Street.
State Provided Information
Detailed information about district and school progress, such as student performance, enrollment and graduation rate.