Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new school in Cleveland will use projects such as the creation of movies, video games and sound recordings to drive learning of traditional subjects while teaching students skills in the digital arts.

Cleveland High School for Digital Arts welcomed 116 freshmen Monday for their first day of classes at the school. Classes will be held year-round, with 10-week sessions followed by three-week breaks. The 10-week sessions will have different themes. Students then will create a digital project at the end of the grading period that could be a video, a game design or a digital sound recording.

The school is the brainchild of Marsha Dobrzynski (dobr-ZIN'-skee) from the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning in Cleveland. The Cleveland and Gund foundations are providing financial assistance.

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