Woodland Poly will have music program in fall, music stars from Tesla and Big & Rich will visit school

 

Get ready to roll out the red carpet. Award-winning rock and country music stars will be making special guest appearances at Woodland Poly, a new charter high school with an emphasis on career education.

Professional musicians Big Kenny of Big & Rich and Troy Luccketta of Tesla will speak to students about achieving their dreams and will discuss how their life goals have led to their personal and professional success.

“While we have all been big fans of Big Kenny and Troy, it’s an honor to know that they’re also big fans of our school and our students. A part of believing your dreams can come true is hearing from the people who have worked so hard to reach their goals. We are incredibly grateful to have musicians of this caliber share their tips for success with our students,” said Steve Marks, Jr., Woodland Poly Executive Director.

Exact dates are pending for the professional musicians’ appearances at school rallies, but both have committed to speak to students before the school year ends in June.

School officials today also announced that beginning this Fall, Woodland Poly will have a music program. The program is still under development, but the school is accepting applications for music teachers. The music program, part of Woodland Poly’s Arts and Media Academy, will enhance an overall fine arts program with additional drama and art activities.

Studies have shown the academic benefits for students who are musically educated – including higher SAT scores and improved math performance.

Woodland Poly is a tuition-free independent California public charter high school that opened in fall 2011. The school also accepts independent study students and students who need additional coursework to graduate. Woodland Poly has no tolerance for gangs and drugs. Parents and students sign contracts outlining each student’s expected behavior. Each student also has a personalized learning plan with academic, career and personal goals.

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