Uptown Academy students use art to remember school

Students from Uptown Academy, an alternative high school at Lake Street and Colfax Avenue that is scheduled to close at the end of the year, will unveil an art project Thursday that includes a large mural depicting their values and what the school has meant to them.

Students collaborated with graphic design students from the University of Minnesota on the project.

“As all the students of Uptown Academy look, with some trepidation, toward the next school year, it is hoped that this project will provide them with a chance to reflect on their experiences, and the formative place this school holds in their lives,” read a press release from the school.

Uptown Academy students will be rerouted to programs in other schools as part of the district’s restructuring.

The art unveiling will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Uptown Academy, 1006 W. Lake St. For more information about the project, visit www.thiswasours.com.