You guys are ahead of the curve. I was in college before I knew the difference between linear and non-linear films. This is an exciting high school. When you study the arts, you study life.
— Roger Ebert, Film Critic

The Academy Media Arts Department introduced the first digital motion picture program for high school students, and it continues to be at the forefront of teaching storytelling through the mediums of film, animation, and creative writing.

The program includes classes in animation, poetry, fiction, screenwriting, cinematography, and design, as well as fictional, documentary, and experimental video.

Above all, the Media Arts Department focuses on storytelling. The process-based program values workshop, and is designed to hone a student's voice and ideas, and their ability to communicate both to an audience. 

Media Arts Department Downloadable PDF

Featured Poems and Fiction

Laur Thompson - Last Rites of a Normandy Veteran: Confession

Dana Scott ('19) - Little Red

James Cook ('16) - Remembering Poetry