Jemicy’s Upper School Performing Arts Department is founded on the belief that students with language-based learning differences and/or executive function deficits are provided free entry into a rousing experience of self-expression, self-discovery, and transformation that yields increased skill development, retention, and integration.
In order to obtain such outcomes, the Performing Arts Department is simultaneously predicated on the belief that only through the highest standards of excellence and execution will the optimum returns for our students be achieved. For the neuro-diverse learner, the performing arts allow students to engage with their academic and personal worlds through creative exploration.  Students have ample opportunities throughout the year to perform for their peers and for the greater community. These performances aim to enhance students’ appreciation of the arts, improve dramatic and musical literacy, increase confidence, and build community.
Troupe #8269
The Performing Arts Department is home to Troupe #8269 of The International Thespian Society, the national honor society for students within the theatre arts. Students earn eligibility points throughout their coursework and participation in the theatre productions. During the 2016-2017 school year, Jemicy students competed statewide for the first time and qualified to compete at the International Thespian Festival, where they earned many accolades for superior work and were well-positioned for collegiate recruitment opportunities.
The Upper School Performing Arts Department generates three productions each academic year, a musical, a play and a student created/devised work, in the state of the art Tomlinson Theater. These productions 
Performing Arts
Upper School students must earn one (1) credit in either visual or performing arts. Performing Arts offerings include:
  • Acting
  • Advanced Acting
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Music: 20th Century
  • Music: Advanced Audio Production
      • Music: Vocals, Production, and Recording
        • Technical Theatre 
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