In a 21st century education system overrun by state mandates the public schools may treat the arts as lovely, but not essential. At Suncoast Art Academy, we are aware of the importance of art education, involvement, and experience in a child's education. The arts are associated with increased math, reading, verbal, and critical thinking skills. Art education can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. With that being said, we support art education as part of the whole academic advantage.