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Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts

Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts


Dr. Pam Hightower, Principal

Mrs. Brandy Tyler-McIntosh, Assistant Principal

Dr. Arnett Moore, Dean of Students

Shining Stars of Apalachee

Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts (ATMSA) was established in 1999 as Leon County’s first elementary magnet school. Since then, ATMSA has excelled in enhancing student education through artistic emphasis. Our program incorporates the arts into standardized state-approved core curricula. The goal of the educators and staff at ATMSA is to help students develop a passion for learning while nurturing their existing creativity.

Program Offerings

  • Musical Theatre
  • Fine and Graphic Arts
  • Violin
  • Chorus
  • WATMSA News
  • Technology in a cutting-edge learning environment.

What makes us unique?

Apalachee Tapestry infuses standard state-approved curricula with creative arts and cutting-edge technology as a means to improve the quality of education for the “whole” child. Students enrolled at ATSMA are provided with diverse and exciting creative learning experiences. Each child receives intensive fine art instruction that also encourages academic excellence.

How does it work?

Grades K-3 receive creative infusion through visual art, drama, music and graphic arts, in addition to traditional special-area classes.

Grades 4-5 continue to receive additional creative infusion as well as traditional special area offerings. However, students at these levels may choose specific areas of art focus to refine th

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