The Da Vinci Academy at South Hall Middle School (DVA) is a program of choice that uses student interest in the arts, sciences and/or technology as the foundation for advanced learning in all content areas. Creative teachers guide selected students in developing deep understanding of subject matter through direct instruction, collaborative exploration and discovery.
Additionally, adjunct professional scientists and artists periodically join the DVA learning community to work with individual students and small groups in their areas of interest. DVA is for curious, creative students who love to learn, particularly those with strong interests in the arts, sciences and/or technology.
Selection is based on evidence from students’ applications, teacher recommendations, and school transcripts of (a) intrinsic motivation to excel; (b) interest and advanced ability in the arts, sciences and/or technology; (c) creativity; and (d) ability to work well independently and in small group settings. For more information: www.hallco.org/dva or 770-533-4004