The Visual Arts Program at Jemicy provides abundant opportunities for these gifted students to develop visual, spatial, and creative intelligence, and at the same time, build confidence, focus, self-direction and general independence. For this reason art courses are designed to move from structured to more independent assignments as the student develops.
Many students with executive function difficulties are able to demonstrate or develop those skills more easily in the art studio. For this reason, Jemicy visual arts units are designed to build executive function skills, leveraging student strengths in the arts to develop executive function skills in other academic disciplines.
13% of Jemicy Upper School students transition to Visual Arts Colleges or Visual Arts Magnet Programs. 25% of Jemicy Upper School students augment their college applications with art portfolios. In the past 11 years, Jemicy students have been offered $1,000,000.00 in scholarships based on the merit of their art portfolios.