Round Rock ISD explores potential arts academy at Downtown school

October 30, 2015 | In In the Press

The Distortionists, by Ho Barron, bend reality at the intersection of Main Street and Lampasas Street.

The Distortionists, by Ho Barron, bend reality at the intersection of Main Street and Lampasas Street.

Community Impact reported on Oct. 9 that Round Rock ISD is considering converting C.D. Fulkes Middle School into an arts academy. A district official said Fulkes, 300 W. Anderson Ave., would be a logical choice because of Downtown’s emergence as an arts hotbed.

How cool is that?

According to the story, “Daniel Presley, chief of schools and innovation, said the district has bond funding available for a master plan for C.D. Fulkes Middle School on West Anderson Avenue in Round Rock. Because arts is beginning to flourish in downtown Round Rock, Presley said C.D. Fulkes could be a good location for a fine arts academy. A world language elementary and middle school is another specialty school option, he said.

“Presley said he would work with staff to see which of the schools of choice could be rolled out for the 2016-17 school year and which schools would follow in subsequent years.”

Downtown is home to ArtsSpace and sculptures, as well as amazing arts events like Chalk Walk and Dia de los Muertos.