CATA in the Schools provides arts workshops to students with disabilities in area high schools and middle schools. Many of these students do not participate in mainstream art classes and, without CATA, would have little exposure to the arts in their curriculum. In many cases, CATA provides additional support as students transition out of high school, working with special education teachers on I.E.P.’s (Individual Education Plans) and offering continued access to CATA workshops after graduation. Students in high schools represent the next generation of CATA artists.
CATA partners with 7 school districts across Berkshire County, including:
Adams-Cheshire Regional School District
Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Central Berkshire Regional School District
Lee Public Schools
Lenox Public Schools
Pittsfield Public Schools
Southern Berkshire Regional School District
In 2017-2018, CATA is providing VSA Arts Connect All Workshops through CATA in the Schools, under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.