Creative, Critical Thinkers.

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At the core of our educational mission at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts is a commitment to Arts Integration. The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. defines arts integration as “an APPROACH to TEACHING in which students construct and demonstrate UNDERSTANDING through an ART FORM. Students engage in a CREATIVE PROCESS which CONNECTS an art form and another subject area and meets EVOLVING OBJECTIVES in both.”

 

Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts is partnered with the Luther Burbank Center in order to provide teachers with professional development in Arts Integration. Our partnership with the LBC is modeled after the Kennedy Center’s partnership with local school agencies in the D.C. area.

 

For more information about Arts Integration, click below:

 

http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/partners/defining_arts_integration.pdf

 

In addition, SRCSA has been working closely with Focus 5, an Arts Integration consulting firm. Focus 5 has been working with staff and students to continue to grow our Arts Integrated curriculum.

 

For more information about Focus 5, click below:

 

http://www.artsintegrationconsulting.com/

 
 
 

At Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts, students benefit from an arts-integrated curriculum.

 
 
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Committed Teachers

At SRCSA our staff and community are deeply committed to the arts. All teachers have access to professional development opportunities that support student success. SRCSA teachers receive the latest information on how to connect the arts to subject areas to meet student achievement goals in an arts-integrated curriculum.

 
 
 

Robust Curriculum

With a robust arts-integrated curriculum, students meet dual learning objectives. Using the creative process to explore connections between an art form and the subject area, students gain greater understanding in both. For example, social studies content is combined with Theater objectives such as characterization, stage composition, action and expression. Pair this dramatization with an authentic context and the educational experience creates a deeper level of student understanding and learning.