Elementary Arts Programs
Art & Music for All Students
Music and visual arts are offered to all K-5 elementary students. Classes in each are offered one time per week for approximately 40 - 50 minutes. Classes are taught by specialists that are licensed in the content area, and all teachers have their own, dedicated classrooms.
Nurturing the Whole Child
At the elementary level, arts experiences nurture the whole child and help students develop cognitively, physically, and socially and emotionally. Developmentally appropriate activities help children develop fine and gross motor skills. Students explore a wide variety of experiences, learn about their own interests, make connections to other subject areas, and develop unique talents.
Foundations for Further Study
These early experiences in the arts lay the foundation and develop skills, concepts, behaviors, and dispositions essential for future arts participation. Instruction is sequential, and grounded in the NC Essential Standards for Arts Education.
Our elementary schools offer a variety of students clubs and special interests groups based on teacher and student interest. Some of these include chorus, steel drum club, drumming ensemble, orff ensemble, guitar club, and musical theatre.
Showcasing Student Work
There are many opportunities to celebrate and showcase student work. All of our elementary schools provide performance opportunities and regularly display student artwork. In addition, we have performances and exhibits in our local community, and all schools participate in the district-wide Visions Art Show each year.