Our students are often very skilled and become totally engaged when they are allowed to express themselves in co-curricular classes termed as nontraditional “school activities”. Theatre students enjoyed designing and using stage craft skills to construct a miniature set for a play which was displayed in the front lobby. Each student also designed a set for the play, A Raisin In The Sun which included a rough draft, rendering, floor plan and model. Additionally, each student was able to apply stage makeup to create a real life older character and animal face of their choice. The students in Art 1 and Sculpture were able to complete several projects that included clay sculpture, collage portraits, mixed media hand sculptures, paper mache masks, and optical illusion cubes. These projects reinforced a positive self-concept for the students as they created several self-portraits that sparked their creativity.