Dream It ~ Believe It ~ Achieve It
Sandy Lane Elementary Conservatory for the Arts focuses on student achievement by engaging students through Arts integration. Incorporating the Arts enhances the learning environment, increases motivation, and extends students’ love of learning. Students receive 60-minutes of daily Arts instruction ~ Music, Dance and Visual Arts. Additional Focus Groups for 4th and 5th grade include The Lane Dance Crew, African Dance, Strings, Creative Communications, Accelerate Arts Crew and Chorus. Music, theater, story-telling, dance, movement and the visual arts deepen understanding, critical thinking and problem solving. The Arts allow students to make interdisciplinary curriculum connections and demonstrate knowledge.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will the school have new construction?
Yes. The back wing of the school, “The Outback”, will be reconstructed for Performing Arts: Music, Dance, Strings and Theatre. A new stage and backstage area will be constructed, and the current Music room will be reconstructed as a Second Visual Art Room.
What Arts programs are available?
We will have 5 Full-time Arts teachers and a part-time Strings teachers. Programs will include Music, Dance, Strings and Visual Arts. Community Partners such as Ruth Eckerd Hall, Dunedin Fine Art Center and Artz 4 Life collaborate with additional Arts Artisits-in-Residence programs throughout the year. There are also additional Arts Focus Groups for 4th and 5th grade.
Will transportation be provided if I live outside the school zone?
Transportation is provided for anyone who lives north of Ulmerton and up to Tarpon Springs. Transportation is available via arterial bus transportation (buses that operate on main roads with a limited number of stops) for students in District Application Programs who live more than two miles from their school. There will be selected stops near your area. The buses will pick up the students at those stops and transport them to Sandy Lane.
Is there a Gifted program?
Yes. The students who qualify for Gifted Studies work with the Teacher of the Gifted one day per week. Students will receive their Specials (music, dance Visual Art) and will not miss the introduction of new work in their general classroom on the day they participate in Gifted Studies.
What is the Teacher/Student ratio?
The average Student:Teacher Ratio is ratio is 18:1. Student population is 354.
Sandy Lane Elementary
1360 Sandy Lane
Clearwater, FL 33755
Fax (727) 469-5986
Student Hours - Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Breakfast Hours 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.