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 03.23.2021
    Virtual LISA AAA Spring 2021: 4th Quarter CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

    We are very excited to announce that we WILL be offering our 4th quarter LISA After-School Arts Academy classes IN PERSON! We will maintain all of the same safety protocols from the regular school day. Classes will have strict capacities, so DO NOT delay getting signed up!

    Our 4th Quarter LISA AAA in-person classes begin Tuesday, March 30th (4:15-5:30pm) and the LISA AAA Showcase is Thursday, May 13th (5:30-6pm). Students are required to attend the virtual showcase. More details to come. 

    4th Quarter LISA AAA Classes: Click here for full descriptions.
    Art of Fly Tying

    Creative Space: Personalized Studio
    Mixed Media Creations
    Intro to Broadway Dance
    Intro to Dungeons & Dragons (1)
    Intro to Dungeons & Dragons (2)


    Class fees (cash or check) will be collected by the LISA AAA instructor on the first day of class.
    Make checks out to BRMS LISA.

    Class sign-ups are due to Heather Hanks by Monday, March 29th.

    Email: if you have questions.

    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