School leaders are looking to build specialized arts programs to increase enrollment and brought in Leah Daniels Butler to help students.
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Public Schools approved a proposal to keep Sumner High School open if enrollment increases by 10% each year over three years.
School leaders plan to do that by creating a specialized arts program that isn’t offered at other schools.
With special guests like Hollywood casting director Leah Daniels Butler dropping by, they believe they’re on the right track.
Sumner High School students rehearsed lines for a performance that mirrors the reality of their historic school at risk of closing.
“It’s important to increase enrollment at Sumner High School in order to fill the building to the capacity that it needs to be at and to garner them out of resources that Sumner really needs to be put back onto the level of the institution …