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.
    1st Quarter LISA AAA 2015 1st Quarter LISA AAA 2015 2015 Pastels on 5th LISA AAA Pastels on 5th 2014 Bully Plays Cast at the Loveland Winter Open House School House Rock Live Mural LISA
    Updated 01.08.2017

    JUST ANNOUNCED: BRMS 3rd Quarter LISA AAA After-School Arts Academy Classes



    Due to budget constraints and scheduling, all 2018 3rd Quarter LISA AAA classes will be on Wednesdays.

    Click here for a Bill Reed Middle School LISA AAA Application
    Students only need to fill out ONE application for BRMS LISA AAA (6th, 7th, 8th grade). They must fill out a class sign up each quarter they wish to participate in LISA AAA.

    •  Stay tuned for a Spring 2018 BRMS LISA Fundraiser event...details to come!


    •  LoCo Artisan Coffee Shop LISA Mural Celebration Event- TBD!


    •  NEW BRMS LISA! Order NOW!

    Forms are available outside of the art room at BRMS.
    2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students  2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students 2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students LoCo Mural
    LISA Workshop BRMS LISA Students singing with the Valentine City Barber Shop Quartet Barber Shop Quartet 2014
    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. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO RELEASE FORM. CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT INFORMATION FORM.
    Reminder: LISA AAA classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Please make arrangements to be on time.
    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. Click here:
    Stay tuned for exciting opportunities with local artists and the City of Loveland! Details are in the works...
     BRMS LISA students at the sculpture show.

    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  


    Interested in applying for the LISA After-School Arts program? You must be accepted into the LISA After-School Arts Academy (AAA) program before you participate in the After-School Arts Academy (AAA). You will be notified via email once your application has been reviewed. Students only need to fill out ONE application for their time at BRMS (6th/7th/8th).

    Click here for a Bill Reed Middle School LISA AAA Application

    Please return all forms to Heather Hanks ( at Bill Reed Middle School.
    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 or
    Candice Ingold • Thompson District LISA Coordinator at