R. J. Reynolds, Winston-Salem’s oldest continuously operating public high school, is now an arts magnet school. The program, “Arts for Academics” creates an arts culture on the campus with twenty-two professional performances each year, unique arts classes, and an arts integration approach across the curriculum. Our magnet approach focuses on creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. We believe our program addresses key areas of concern facing American public high schools and prepares students for life and work in the 21st Century.
Reynolds is a Kennedy Center School of Excellence for Arts Education. Read the Journal article here to learn about this award:
Interested in being a Reynolds student next year?
If you live in the RJR residential zone, you do not need to apply. Public school eighth graders will be able to sign up for classes through their middle schools. Private school students will need to make an appointment with their guidance counselors in the Spring after attending the Reynolds Revue January 9th (Snow date for Reynolds Revue is January 13th) to learn about Arts, Academics, and Athletics at Reynolds.
Karen Morris, Arts Magnet Director