Signature Programs

Made for the Stage – Musical Theater
(Open Auditions)
Advisor: Ms. Keisha Richard Patterson

The goal of this class is to introduce the student to the basic fundamentals of vocal music, theatre and voice. A central emphasis of this course is the development of the vocal skill required of singers as performing artists. The program gives students the opportunity to enrich and “show off” abilities often untapped, (and often unknown even by the student) by everyday school activities.  Participants are exposed to live theater, culturally diverse influences, music, writing, and readers’ theater.   Through the emphasis on story-telling, script writing, self-expression, and stage presence, students are drawn out and self-confidence grows.  The program continues throughout the school year as the students perform for elementary schools, school functions, etc. Students will present two productions during the school year.

Feel The Beat  – Drum Line
(drum rental information will be made available)
Director: Mr. Terrence Lankford

A course designed for those students who wish to pursue the study of percussions. Emphasis is placed on technical skills development and the study of a variety of instrumental music. It will also emphasize technique development, study of a variety of band literature, and solo and small ensemble experience. Students will learn to create a unique sound while performing intricate marching skills and techniques.

Acoustic Soul – Orchestra
(must have violin or viola – rental information will be made available)
Director: Mr. Derrick Rainey

Students can expand their skills, increase musical knowledge, develop a strong team spirit and most of all have fun with other youth.  Involve scholars from first grade through 5th in classical and symphonic music, both as audience members and musicians.

IBM: I am Beautifully Made – STEM and Self Esteem
Advisors: Ms. Tucker and Ms. Brown

Provides a vehicle to help girls to build leadership skills and develop self-esteem, and interpersonal skills. The program will focus on issues such as general health, relationship building, service, leadership development, mental health, technology and coding.  Skill building activities will focus on developing study skills, goal setting and etiquette.

BIG League… Building Inner Greatness… Boys of ScholarMade (Grades 3-5)
Advisors: Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hadley

Provides a vehicle to help boys to build leadership skills and develop self-esteem, and interpersonal skills. The program will focus on issues such as general health, relationship building, service, leadership development, mental health, technology and coding.  Skill building activities will focus on developing study skills, goal setting and etiquette.

fiNESSe Gems    Dance, Cheer, Step!
(Grades 3-5 – Performance Based Selection)
Coaches: Ms. Toliver and Dr. Murphy

A course designed to emphasize basic and fundamental skills necessary for proper dance technique. Lessons in Cheer, Step, Ballet and Jazz movement accompanied by academic and co-curricular activities such as field trips, live performances will enhance the students’ appreciation of dance as an art form and extension of our culture. There will be a focus on increasing the students’ flexibility, endurance and ability to combine complex dance sequences, which will include Body Awareness and Emotional Quality in dance performance. Students will study and research outstanding individuals who are major contributors to the evolution of Dance. “Stepping” is an African tradition currently kept alive by African American fraternities and sororities. Students will intricate steps incorporating the many forms of popular music and dance steps while at the same time maintaining many of the original patterns and forms.  Students will learn to appreciate and perform the vibrant, athletic, entertaining and educational form of “Stepping” that is prevalent on college campuses and in communities across the United States. Students will learn the fundamentals of cheering which will include various tumbling, jumps, chants, and cheers. Students will also be taught safety techniques and exposed to building techniques. Students will participate in the two dramatic performances presented in conjunction with the Made for the Stage troupe.

Youth for Social Change Project
(4th and 5th graders with all As and Bs)
Advisors: Ms. Guy and Dr. Anderson

Our Scholars will become leaders and problem-solvers who improve conditions wherever they choose to work and live. Students will develop leadership skills and personal integrity; demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others; and understand the value of individual responsibility, hard work and how to generate solutions for social injustices that our communities face.

It’s Your Move – Scholastic Chess
Advisor: Mr. Robinson

A unique program designed to introduce children/youth to the analytical thinking process of chess. Chess teaches children from an early age that their choices have consequences both good and bad. Thinking your moves through and trying to play the best move that you can is rewarding, while playing too quickly, and rushing your decisions can have negative repercussions.

Monarchs Athletics
Coach Erickkson

Prior to the Season, the coaches will hold tryouts in order to select team members, students must meet all academic and enrollment requirements prior to tryouts. Tryouts and membership are probably the most painful experience for coaches, students, and parents/guardians alike. While we would like to accommodate every student, who wants to participate in a sport, limitations in facilities, coaches, and other resources as well as safety factors make tryouts and selections necessary. Each coach is responsible for establishing guidelines that have been approved by the Building Administrator for membership.

ScholarMade Achievement Place

2410 S. Battery Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206

P. O. Box 55930
Little Rock, Arkansas 72215

501-404-0012

Fax: 501-244-9097
scholarmade@scholarmade.org

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