The Academy of Culture strengthens the status of art and culture. Its operations are developed in cooperation with local operators.
The Culture Academy has been operating for several years in cooperation with the local Dance studio Jamin with. A student who enjoys dancing has the opportunity to participate in the Academy's dance classes on certain mornings and thus strengthen his skills in this field as well. Often, the student already has a goal-oriented dance hobby in the background, which aims, for example, to achieve a basic art education.
The high school applicant informs the persons in charge of Tanssistudio Jami that they are interested in cultural academy studies. On the upper secondary school side, this affects the choice of study courses from the first fall.
At Virta-opisto's music school, those studying a broad curriculum of art can choose the KAM study courses of the Academy of Culture (there are three courses on the tray). At the beginning of the school year, the student completes the HOPS with his or her music teacher, in which case it is ensured that the content of the study periods is followed during the studies of the school year and that the correct number of study points is accumulated at the end of the school year.
The high school music teacher, in cooperation with the students, chooses one high school event during the academic year, where the student will perform either alone and/or as part of an ensemble. At the end of the study period, we go over the form with the help of self-evaluations and with the music teacher, how the school year has met the goals.
The high school student informs the study counselors of the high school about choosing the KAM study course, and the high school passes the information on to the music college.