Loveland area Integrated School of the Arts

  • The value of a community that nourishes its artists, musicians, and thespians is undeniable. Loveland has an educational program, the Loveland Area Integrated School of the Arts (LISA), that believes in nourishing these artists while they are still young. In 2007, the Thompson School District launched LISA in order to provide an educational option for students with a passion for the arts. The curriculum is designed to integrate visual and performing arts across the curriculum and offer alternatives to traditional learning styles.

     The LISA program is offered at Garfield Elementary, Bill Reed Middle School and Mountain View High School. All students at Bill Reed are considered LISA students.  Arts are integrated in all content areas with the belief that all students learn better with and through the arts.  We continue to offer LISA After-School Arts Academy (AAA) for students who wish to have additional experiences in the arts. Opportunities are available both in the classroom and as extra curricular activities in the form of after school classes; art, dance, creative writing, and choir clubs; and performances and shows at schools, the Rialto Theater, and art galleries. All three schools build background knowledge and experiences in the arts through field trips and artist-in-residence opportunities. Community service is also a key component as students from all three schools participate in a variety of community activities.  

    The school district has partnered with the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Erion Foundation for developmental and financial support. Working with professional artists and businesses in the area is key to the program’s success. The LISA program hopes that by nourishing these young artists, Loveland will always have a thriving art community.

    We hope you’ll consider being a part of LISA and get involved with our After-School Arts Academy (AAA)! 

    Bill Reed Middle School is a LISA (Loveland Integrated School of the Arts) School!  
    Every student, every teacher, and every classroom.
    Updated 01.12.2021
    Virtual LISA AAA Fall 2021: 3rd Quarter CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

    We are excited to have the opportunity to offer our BRMS LISA AAA Program virtually for 3rd Quarter 2021. Participating students will be provided with necessary class supplies through a no-contact pick-up set up by their instructor–class instructors will contact students directly with additional information. Students will also have access to weekly on-line instruction with arts specialists. Thank you for your support as we navigate offering our BRMS LISA AAA Program virtually.

    Our 3rd Quarter LISA AAA virtual classes begin Wednesday, January 20th (4:00 (Learning Lab)–5:30pm) and the LISA AAA Showcase is Wednesday, March 3rd (5:30-6:00pm). Students are required to attend the virtual showcase. More details to come. 

    3rd Quarter LISA AAA Classes: (see attached)
    Life Drawing
    Bill Reed's Pantomimes
    Creative Space: Studio 


    3rd Quarter Virtual LISA AAA Google Meet Class Dates: 

    • Wednesday, January 20 (Google Meet: 4:00 (Learning Lab)-5:30pm)
    • Wednesday, January 27 (Google Meet: 4:00 (Learning Lab)-5:30pm)
    • Wednesday, February 3 (Google Meet: 4:00 (Learning Lab)-5:30pm)
    • Wednesday, February 10 (Google Meet: 4:00 (Learning Lab)-5:30pm)
    • Wednesday, February 17 (Google Meet: 4:00 (Learning Lab)-5:30pm)
    • Wednesday, February 24 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Google Meet: 4:00 (Learning Lab)-5:30pm)
    • Wednesday, March 3 (Google Meet: 4:00 (Learning Lab)-5:30pm)
      ***Virtual Showcase: Wednesday, March 3rd (5:30-6pm) (Google Meet info will be sent/shared)***

    Fees must be paid before the first class (cash or check).
    ***Cash/check can be dropped off at BRMS front office (Attention: LISA), or delivered to BRMS front office when we return to hybrid (01.19.2021)***

    Class sign-ups are due to Heather Hanks by Tuesday, January, 19th .

    Email: if you have questions or have any issues picking your supplies up! Yes, you can sign up via email. :)

    Click here for a Bill Reed Middle School (Word:BRMS LISA AAA Application) (pdf: BRMS LISA AAA Application) (jpg (2 pages): (1) BRMS LISA AAA Application (2) BRMS LISA AAA Application). Students only need to fill out ONE application for BRMS LISA AAA (6th, 7th, 8th grade).   

    A LISA AAA sign up sheet must be filled out each quarter with the classes they wish to participate in .  

     LISA 2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students LISA LoCo Mural
    Bill Reed Staff LISA Projects and Lessons:
    Throughout the course of the year, every Bill Reed teacher will be featured on our NEW LISA display boards throughout BRMS and featured on the website and on our social media. Feature stories will include an integrated arts lesson notes, standards and photos. 
    LISA Display Boards 6th Grade Math Arts Integration 7th Grade Language Arts Arts Integration LISA Display Boards  
    Additional Information: 
    Every LISA AAA student needs to have a photo release and student information form on file. Please fill one out if you have not done so already. Forms have been handed out in LISA AAA classes. 
    Check BRMS LISA Lessons and LISA AAA activities out on BRMS Social Media
    Letting the Loveland community see what our talented LISA students are creating everyday.

    Upcoming Contests:
    See bulletin board outside of the BRMS main office for up-to-date contests. 
    BRMS LISA AAA students at the 1st quarter Showcase  


    If you would like to help out with the LISA program and/or have ideas for how we can expand and improve our program, please feel free to contact:
    Heather Hanks • BRMS LISA Coordinator at 
    Candice Andrews • Thompson District LISA Coordinator at