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Visual and Performing Arts Hub

The VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Pathways at LTMS is where high interest in the arts meets challenging academic preparation for high school. Students will be challenged academically through rigorous, high interest programming and pedagogy. LTMS provides 1:1 Chromebooks enabling 21st century learning for all students. The VAPA Pathways at LTMS includes enrichment and exploratory learning options in the arts, along with true arts integration into core academic areas of study. Our students will develop strong appreciation of the arts, experience performance opportunities; and develop critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, technology, and researching skills to prepare them for high school. Visual and performing arts programming allows students to take courses tailored toward the development and expansion of the skills and knowledge necessary for growth in their area of talent and passion. LTMS aligns their accelerated core content courses to Kentucky High School Academic Standards, allowing LTMS students numerous opportunities to earn high school credit during their middle school experience.

Entrance Criteria for Visual & Performing Arts: Teacher recommendation; completed application process; history of MAP scores 70th percentile or higher in reading and math; acceptable behavior record.

Late applications for this Pathway are allowable in order to complete the full application process: portfolio, letters of recommendation, and audition.

To request a tour or additional information, please contact Alice Mattingly at (859) 381-3192 or by email to set up a time. 

Mission, Vision, & Guidelines

The mission of Lexington Traditional Magnet School is to empower every child to perform at high academic levels of achievement.

The vision of Lexington Traditional Magnet School is that students will actively participate in school through engaging technology and arts-enriched lessons as they grow toward academic mastery.

We are:

  • Diverse;
  • Dedicated to serving;
  • Unified and proud;
  • A school for everyone.

Our Blackcats guidelines for success are simple.

Blackcats will:

  • Be safe
  • Show love & respect to everyone
  • Make learning their focus.