Happy National Arts in Education Week!
The second week of September annually under House Resolution #275 will be a week of celebration at Advantage Arts Academy. We are grateful to the organizations and local leaders that support arts programs in education and for our families that understand the arts ability to raise student achievement.
"Whereas arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students."
- House Resolution #275
In honor of this week, we wanted to share with you some great facts from the Arts Education Partnership about the benefits of attending an arts integration school.
- For many students, where school had often been a place of failure and frustration, the experience of success in the arts was a revelation that learning matters – that they matter. As a result, they were more willing to do the hard work of learning.
- Learning in the arts helped students develop the sense that they can be agents of their own learning and that they can make a positive change in their own lives and in their surroundings. It contributed to their sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem.
- Improved student behavior and attendance rates were attributed to the schools’ arts programs. Students themselves reported that the arts kept them engaged in school.
- Teachers and district officials credited their school’s arts programs for the improved scores of students on standardized tests, including improvement in reading and mathematics.