Ravenswood City SD | BP 6142.6 Instruction
Visual And Performing Arts Education
Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants district flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Ravenswood City School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.
The Board of Trustees believes that visual and performing arts are essential to a well-rounded educational program and should be an integral part of the course of study offered to students at all grade levels. The district's arts education program shall provide opportunities for appreciation, creation, and performance of the arts.
(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)
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 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)
The Superintendent or designee shall provide a standards-based professional development program designed to increase teachers' knowledge of and ability to teach the arts and to implement adopted instructional materials.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
The Superintendent or designee shall encourage, as a supplement to teacher instruction, the integration of community arts resources into the educational program. Such resources may include opportunities for students to attend musical and theatrical performances, observe the works of accomplished artists, and work directly with artists-in-residence and volunteers. In addition, the Superintendent or designee may collaborate with community organizations to share resources and seek grant opportunities.
(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 1260 - Educational Foundation)
(cf. 1700 - Relations between Private Industry and the Schools)
(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
(cf. 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips)
The Superintendent or designee shall regularly evaluate and report to the Board regarding the implementation of arts education at each grade level and program effectiveness in enabling students to meet academic standards.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
35330 Field trips
51210 Course of study, grades 1-6
51220 Course of study, grades 7-12
51225.3 Graduation requirements
SB 77, Ch. 171, Statutes of 2007, Item 6110-265-0001 Arts and music block grant
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
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 RAVENSWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: October 14, 2010 East Palo Alto, California