The Creative Minds RAP specifically works to ensure that our students will achieve the following:

  • Refined critical thinking skills that allow students to cultivate and express ideas;
  • An appreciation for the nurturing, transformative and communicative power of art;
  • High personal standards and the knowledge that excellence in art, design, and idea-development come from pushing for a better solution after an adequate one has already been found;
  • A recognition of the value of diverse points of view, experiences, and cultures;
  • Improved interpersonal and team-work skills;
  • An appreciation for ways of knowing that go beyond verbal expression;
  • Problem-solving skills that come from being adaptable, courageous, able to cope with frustration, and learn from failure as part of the creative process.