Howard schools partner with Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts

The Howard County Public School System has partnered with the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, the school system announced last week, to enhance life and theater skills for county students.

Specifically, the partnership will exist in two capacities — through the program Expanding Horizons: Broadway Kids and a partnership with Reservoir High School in Fulton.

Expanding Horizons is a collaborative partnership between the school system, CCTA and Loyola Clinical Centers. An annual theatrical production will be put on by student in the Academic Life Skills program for students with special needs. Throughout the year, the student engage in drama and language therapy-based activities which culminate in a spring performance to showcase newfound communication skills. The program rotates to a different school every year.

The partnership with Reservoir will focus on helping students develop professional skills in the theater industry. CCTA will create opportunities for students to work with theater professional, provide professional consulting for school productions and participate in the system’s annual Student Theatre Festival. Reservoir will also be able to use CCTA props, costumes and sets for theater productions.

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