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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  6142.6  Instruction

Visual And Performing Arts Education   

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The Governing Board recognizes that by studying visual and performing arts, students develop critical and creative thinking skills, initiative, discipline and perceptual abilities that extend to all areas of life. The Board believes that a comprehensive arts education program should be an integral part of the basic education offered to all students in all grades.

The Board shall adopt academic standards for dance, music, theatre, and visual arts that describe the skills, knowledge, and abilities that students shall be expected to possess at each grade level. The district's standards shall meet or exceed state content standards for each of these disciplines.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

The Superintendent or designee shall encourage the integration of community arts resources into the schools. Students shall have opportunities to attend musical and theatrical performances and to observe the work of accomplished artists.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a sequential curriculum for dance, music, theatre, and visual arts which is consistent with the state curriculum framework and includes the following strands:

1. Artistic perception: processing, analyzing, and responding to sensory information through the use of language and skills unique to each arts discipline

2. Creative expression: composing, arranging, and performing a work and using a variety of means to communicate meaning and intent in one's own original works

3. Historical and cultural context: understanding the historical contributions and cultural dimensions of an arts discipline

4. Aesthetic valuing: analyzing and critically assessing works of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts

5. Connections, relations, and applications: connecting, comparing, and applying what is learned in one arts discipline to learning in the other arts, other subject areas, and careers

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

The Board shall adopt standards-based instructional materials for visual and performing arts in accordance with applicable law, Board policy, and administrative regulation. In addition, the Board encourages teachers to incorporate a variety of media and technologies into lessons, presentations, and explorations in each of the arts disciplines.

(cf. 0400 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161.3 - Toxic Art Materials)

(cf. 6162.6 - Use of Copyrighted Materials)

(cf. 6163.1 - Library Media Centers)

Arts and Music Block Grants

Any state funding received through arts and music block grants shall be used only for hiring additional staff, purchasing new materials, books, supplies, and equipment, and/or implementing or increasing staff development opportunities as needed to support standards-aligned arts and music instruction. (SB 77, Item 6110-265-0001, Statutes of 2007)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 9320 - Meetings and Notices)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8820-8830 Arts Work Visual and Performing Arts Educational Program

8950-8957 California summer school of the arts

32060-32066 Toxic art supplies

35330 Field trips

51210 Course of study, grades 1-6

51220 Course of study, grades 7-12

51225.3 Graduation requirements

58800-58805 Specialized secondary programs

60200-60206 Instructional materials, elementary schools

60400-60411 Instructional materials, high schools

99200-99206 Subject matter projects

UNCODIFIED STATUTE

SB 77, Ch. 171, Statutes of 2007, Item 6110-265-0001 Arts and music block grant

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Leadership: Curriculum Development, 1996

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade 12, 2004

Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards, January 2001

Arts Education Program Toolkit: A Visual and Performing Arts Program Assessment Process, 2001

WEB SITES:

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Arts Education Partnership: http://aep-arts.org

California Alliance for Arts Education: http://www.artsed411.org

California Arts Council: http://www.cac.ca.gov

California Art Education Association: http://www.caea-arteducation.org

California Association for Music Education: http://www.calmusiced.com

California Dance Education Association: http://www.cdeadance.org

California Department of Education, Visual and Performing Arts: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/vp

California Educational Theatre Association: http://www.cetoweb.org/ceta_pages

The California Arts Project: http://csmp.ucop.edu/tcap

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 13, 2009 Escondido, California