• Welcome to the FAME Academy

    Mission StatementFAME

    The mission of the Pemberton Township High School FAME Academy is to provide students with a specialized, yet comprehensive, high school education that meets or exceeds the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards as it prepares students for success in their lives beyond high school. The Academy unifies students and staff members who share a passion for the visual and performing arts. Educational research strongly supports the positive role that arts education plays in helping students develop important skills that will contribute to their success, regardless of their chosen profession. Specifically, research related to arts in education has found the following:

    • Students who participate in the arts outperform their peers on virtually every measure. Researchers found that “sustained learning” in music and theater correlates to greater success in math and reading.*1
    • Cognitive neuroscientists at seven major universities have found strong links between arts education and cognitive development (e.g. thinking, problem solving, concept understanding, information processing and overall intelligence.)*2
    • 8th graders from under-resourced environments who are highly involved in the arts have better grades, less likelihood of dropping out by grade 10, have more positive attitudes about school, and are more likely to go on to college.*3
    • “The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.”*4

    *1*Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning (1999)
    *2*Learning, Arts, and the Brain (2008)
    *3*Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art: A 12- Year Longitudinal Study (2009)
    *4*The Arts and the Creation of Mind (2002)

    FAME Academy Courses of Study

    Visual ArtFAME

    • Fine Art I-IV
    • Ceramics & 3-D Design
    • Jewelry Making
    • AP Studio Art
    • Textiles & Printmaking
    • Drawing & Painting
    • Experiencing Art
    • Theatre Arts/Crafts

    Instrumental MusicFAME

    • Intro to Guitar
    • Instrumental Music Seminar
    • AP Music Theory
    • Concert Band
    • Piano Lab
    • Marching Band
    • Indoor Marching Drumline

    TV ProductionFAME

    • Intro to Television & Journalism TV
    • Production I, II, III

    Vocal Music

    • Concert Choir
    • Select Women’s Ensemble
    • Choraliers
    • Exploring the Voice
    • Vocal Seminar

    English

    • Creative Writing
    • Literature & the Humanities I & II
    • Film Study 

    Computer Animation

    • Computer Animation & Photo Editing I, II

    For more information on the Fine Arts Music Experience Academy,
    contact the PTHS Counseling Center at 609-893-8141, ext. 1088