Performing Arts

Speedway Academies is dedicated to the incorporation of the Performing Arts within our students curriculum. The Arts are valued as a core subject. We believe the Arts educate the whole child. The Arts helps develop self discipline, cooperative learning, cross curricular exploration and work readiness skills.

Speedway School has a very active and enthusiastic Music program. Students are engaged in both vocal music as well as instrumental music activities with the violin, recorder, and various other instruments. The Speedway Arts department collaborates regularly to showcase student talent in seasonal as well as district sponsored programs.


To read about some the wonderful programs and initiatives Speedway students participate in, click on this link.

Currently, district media centers are updating existing collections and automating circulation systems. This will modernize and improve circulation, cataloging, scheduling, and inventory procedures. Automation will further expand the possibilities of research and information retrieval. Therefore, it is essential that students have knowledge in accessing, evaluating, and choosing from a constantly changing and growing reservoir of information within the media centers of The Newark Public Schools.


Speedway was one of three schools to implement the elementary dance program in Newark Public Schools. Students are exposed to various dance genres including, Modern, Ballet, African, Tap, Creative Movement. Along with exposure to dance genres middle school students partake in dance history and stage production classes Students participate in school and district wide performances. Numerous alumni continue to further their dance education at Arts High and other Performing Arts institutions. Students have received talent scholarships at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Garden State Ballet and NJPAC. Students have been selected to perform before the Newark Arts Council and a private performance for Alvin Ailey’s former Artistic Director, Judith Jamison.