A Susquehanna Township School District school of the arts is on its way in the form of a pilot program this fall for the visual arts and theater.
The Susquehanna Township School Board approved the pilot program for 40 high school students — 20 in each program — on June 25.
A committee made up of parents, staff, and community members devised the plan, saying it follows the district’s “rich history in recognizing the value of and supporting the arts.”
“Many students have a passion for the arts and want to pursue it as a career,” said Ron Porter, high school assistant principal.
The program in 2012-13 is limited to Susquehanna Township students in grades nine through 12, but it could be opened to tuition-paying students from other districts in the future, committee members said.