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Gateway STEM High School is a public magnet high school in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.HistoryGateway opened as John O'Fallon Technical High School in 1956, named in honor of John O'Fallon. Under its former name it opened in August 1992, in response to a court order mandating the establishment of a high technology magnet school.The school ultimately integrated now closed high schools Health Careers and the Academy of Mathematics & Science ((covering English, social studies, math, and science, respectively)(defensive tackle). Sam Scarber - San Diego Chargers (running back
Central Visual and Performing Arts High School (CVPA) of the Saint Louis Public School District evolved in 1984 from a realization that gifted young artists need highly specialized and rigorous training in the arts to be prepared for the intense competition they will meet in colleges, conservatories, and the professional arts world. The creation of CVPA represented the district’s attempt to correlate an academic program with concentrated training in the arts.
CVPA is fully accredited and offers the same academic curriculum and graduation requirements as all SLPS high schools; the major difference in the academic program is that we offer the added ingredient of correlating the arts with academics, rather than treating either as isolated disciplines. All students spend three hours per day in their art areas, and the remainder of the time in academics or electives. The arts offered for in-depth study are: Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts.
In addition, CVPA is committed to its role as a college preparatory school, making students aware of the variety of opportunities they have for future training at colleges or universities, advanced art institutes, and conservatories.
The school recognizes and values student individuality. It nurtures, without exception, the values of individual accomplishment and independence. Since individual creativity is integral to the production of art, our faculty and staff work with students on an individualized, human level that stimulates intellectual, artistic, and technical originality. We strive to graduate people who can work independently and creatively.
At the same time, CVPA places high value on group responsibility, loyalty, and sense of community. In a country that is sustained by a democratic process, a sense of individual worth, coupled with a sense of responsibility to a society, is invaluable. It is to these ends that CVPA devotes its energies.
Students will view each strand through the lens of four components: aesthetic perspectives, creative expression, culture and history, and analysis and criticism. While students will select one strand on which to focus, they will be encouraged to explore more than one area of the arts. All strands emphasize performance and exhibition.
The instrumental music program focuses on developing a student’s understanding of music concepts that serve as the foundation for future development of aesthetic judgment. Students apply knowledge and understanding of the elements of style, form, and cultural heritage to listen to, perform, create, and defend their musical choices.
In the vocal music program, the student’s understanding of musical concepts is developed. Students focus on their own special interests and compare and contrast social, ethnic, and cultural influences on music. As students learn about the individuals who contributed to the area and time period of music studied, they form personal choices of musical performances from all historic periods. In both musical strands, students explore career possibilities in music education, music composition, the music business, and music therapy.
The visual arts program provides consistent instructional opportunities for students to examine a wide range of forms that are natural and man-made and to create art work using the elements and principles of design. Students’ interests in individual artists and their art forms are encouraged, and they study careers in graphic design, commercial art, art history, preservation of art, art education, art therapy, and arts management.
Students taking classes in the dance program develop an awareness of the body as an instrument of expression. They refine their skills in dance technique and choreography and increase their ability to move creatively and spontaneously. Exposure to great works of art allows students to analyze the special characteristics of noted performers, choreographers, critics, and impresarios, as well as understand how these individuals have shaped the history of dance.
In the theater program, students learn to create, perform, analyze, and critique dramatic performances. Class work becomes formalized with the students participating in theatre, television, and electronic media productions. As careers and performers are studied, students develop a broad worldview.
Cleveland Junior Naval Academy is a magnet military academy high school in St. Louis, Missouri and is a part of the St. Louis Public Schools. Cleveland High School opened in 1915 as a comprehensive high school, merging with the Junior Naval Academy in 1984. The Junior Naval Academy was a magnet military academy, founded in 1981. In 2006, the school moved from its original location on Louisiana Avenue to the Pruitt Military Academy building on North 22nd Street, then, in 2010, it moved from Pruitt to the Southwest High School building at Arsenal and Kingshighway.Events and celebrationHomecoming is a traditional homecoming festival, including a football game, parade, and dance. The parades are held on Saturday morning of the weekend designated for the homecoming football game. The parade route is usually in the school's neighborhood. The dance is held that same Saturday, in the Field House, one of Cleveland High School's old buildings.Pass-in-Review is an event held in the spring, usually near the end of April. The event begins with a visitation by a high ranking Navy Officer, who spends a couple of days inspecting the individual platoons in the regiment. On the Friday after the Regimental Inspection, the Regiment is formed up on the nearby parade ground to perform the various procedures (i.e. Report-in, Parade the Colors, Guest Speaker, Drill Teams etc.) The ceremony commences with the regiment parading past the military and civilian dignitaries in the review stand.Naval Ball is held in May. The Naval Ball is the school's version of a Prom, and is open to all Cadets (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.) Male cadets wear the Military Service Dress Uniform. Female cadets wear the military service Dress Uniform, or they have the option of wearing formal dresses or gowns.
Masonry & Glass Systems was incorporated in the state of Missouri in 1980. It’s first location and current home office is at 1503 S. Kingshighway in St. Louis, MO.
1985 was an important year as Masonry & Glass opened its other location to Houston, Texas. As popularity of glass blocks increased in the Texas market, the company took the opportunity to expand to San Antonio, Texas in 1997.
Today, Masonry & Glass Systems and Masonry & Glass Systems of Texas are one of the nation’s leading glass block distributors and fabricators. The firm services the glass block requirements of contractors, dealers, homebuilders, remodelers and consumers. In all of its locations, Masonry & Glass Systems offers large inventory for same day pick-up or delivery, custom installation service, design assistance, pre-fabricated glass block windows and shop at home service for the consumer.
The company, in 1993, at its St. Louis location, diversified into the window and entry door replacement business. Today, Masonry & Glass Systems is a prominent buyer of the ELEMENTS window by Soft-Lite as well as a volume purchaser of replacement entry doors from Pro Via Door. The company in 2006 was awarded the distributorship for Wedi which is a shower system that is mold proof and leakproof. Both St. Louis and our San Antonio offices stock Wedi products for immediate delivery. Recently, the St. Louis location added another innovative product, Rhino Gutter Protection, as system that prevents clogs in gutters at a reasonable cost.