Jerry Rosenstein Arts Project (JRAP)
A.C.T.’s JERRY ROSENSTEIN ARTS PROJECT (JRAP) programming seeks to provide San Francisco middle school students and their teachers with access to performing arts instruction, including hands-on experiences to increase their creativity, resilience, and self-confidence. With an emphasis on arts integration, A.C.T. has been instrumental in developing best practices that can be shared across the partner organizations and strengthen partnerships with SFUSD teachers.
At each middle school participating in A.C.T.’s JRAP programming, classroom teachers collaborate and meet regularly with their A.C.T. Teaching Artist to envision how existing academic curriculum can be taught through physical, verbal and other creative activities, using theater as a tool for academic learning. Together, teachers co-plan arts integrated curricula and co-lead dynamic classes that animate subjects and offer fun, engaging, interdisciplinary & experiential learning.
The program also offers robust professional development, designed to equip classroom teachers with the skills and confidence needed to design and lead arts integrated curricula with and without A.C.T. Teaching Artists.
Aptos Middle School
Francisco Middle School
Marina Middle School
Visitacion Valley Middle School