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Sadler Magnet Application - 2021-22
What is a magnet school?
A magnet school draws students through its emphasis on a specific area of interest. Sadler Arts Academy attracts students by emphasizing the arts.

Located near the heart of historic, downtown Muskogee, Oklahoma, at 800 Altamont, Sadler Arts Academy affords a variety of student performance and exhibition opportunities in and around the city.

Sadler Core Beliefs
● The arts provide a solid base for student learning, as the arts address all learning styles in a format that students find meaningful.
● All children possess talents and gifts.
● Kindness and respect are Sadler’s watch words. Our motto is “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, and forgiving.”
● Students are best served in a loving, supportive environment.
● When a student is at his/ her optimum, learning, assessment, and motivation become part and parcel to the instructional task at hand.

What is the purpose of the Arts Academy?
The purpose of Sadler Arts Academy is to give students the opportunity to learn through creative instruction, using the arts as the vehicle for learning.

Does Sadler teach a different curriculum?
Sadler Arts Academy is responsible for the same curriculum as all other public schools in Oklahoma. However, all content areas (reading, math, language, science, and social studies) are taught through the arts. In addition, students cycle through the school’s special arts learning labs: dance and creative movement, visual arts, drama and vocal music.

In addition, Sadler Arts Academy has cutting-edge, Smart Board technology in every classroom. Sadler has been the recipient of over $100,000.00 in technology grants from the K20 Center in Norman over the past few years.

Is there a tuition fee?
Sadler Arts Academy is a Muskogee Public School. There are no tuition costs. Interested students from outside the district may apply for admission following approval of an inter-district transfer request handled through the office of the Superintendent of Schools of the sending district and the office of the Superintendent of Muskogee Public Schools I-20, Dr. Jarrod Mendenhall.

Is transportation provided?
Transportation is provided for magnet students who are residents of Muskogee Public Schools District I-20. Transportation is not provided for inter-district transfer students from outside the boundaries of Muskogee Public Schools I-20.

Sadler’s Special Events
Sadler students in grades 2 – 8, have the opportunity to audition for Sadler’s annual production of Nutcracker, which is presented 5 times during the Christmas season, and has become more than a school show. It is seen by an audience of approximately 3000 each year, and is a community event.

In addition, Sadler students are afforded many off campus trips to museums and other points of interest not as rewards, but as part of our regular learning opportunities.
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