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All City Arts Program

All-City Arts is a district-wide after school and weekend program providing artistic and college readiness skills, which is produced by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Department of Arts Education.  All-City Arts collaborates with certified arts teachers, teaching artists and community arts partners to produce All-City Arts instruction, productions and events.

Students in kindergarten through the 8th grade participate in performance ensembles across CMSD under the leadership of teachers in their respective school buildings. These smaller groups come together to perform as the All-City K-8 Band, Choir, and Orchestra 

Students in 8th through 12th grade are invited to join one of the performance ensembles or visual arts studio groups at John Hay High School (2075 Stokes Blvd) on Mondays and Wednesdays. The groups meet from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM and students receive bus tickets for transportation. Students may participate in one of the following ensembles: Choir, Dance, Drum Line, Jazz Band, or Photography.

Facts about All-City Arts:

  • Instruction and performance develops students' confidence, college readiness and "21st century skills”.
  • 95% of students enrolled in All-City Arts Intensive at least 2 years graduate and apply to college. 
  • Peer learning and coaching promotes cross-cultural connections and respect. 
  • Students’ worldview/ goals expand through study with and mentoring from arts professionals.