Bridgeport School District Joins Arts Education Consortium

Methow Arts: Arts Education Report

Methow Arts Alliance welcomes Bridgeport School District to the Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership—a consortium that serves over 5,500 students and 375 teachers in North Central Washington. The consortium now includes seven school districts: Brewster, Methow Valley, Okanogan, Omak, Pateros, and the Paschal Sherman Indian School on the Colville Reservation, in addition to Bridgeport.

Bridgeport School District is home to nearly 800 students, 88% of whom are Latino and 99% of whom qualify for the state’s free and reduced lunch program (compared to state average of 45%). Bridgeport High School attracted national attention in the spring of 2011, when it was one of three finalists in President Obama’s Commencement Challenge, which invites public high schools across the country to demonstrate how their school best prepares them for college and a career. In 2012, Bridgeport High School was deemed a Gold Medal High School through US News & World Report, ranking 8th in Washington State and among the top 2% of high schools nationwide.

Methow Arts will help Bridgeport School District achieve its mission—a legacy of lifelong learning—by providing arts education opportunities through the Artist-in-Residence program, professional development for teachers, and performances of music, theatre, and other performing arts at assemblies.

We welcome Bridgeport to the consortium and we look forward to collaborating with them to bring more visual, performing, and literary arts to Bridgeport students.

Major sponsors of the program are ArtsWA, Community Foundation of North Central Washington, Icicle Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities Washington, WESTAF and the school districts. Thank you!

CONTACT: Methow Arts Alliance, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org.

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance