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Hot Off The Press: Getting the Best High School Arts Education

It’s the last in a series of Arts Education Guides for Parents, making the set complete. With this new edition for high school, we now have guides for: Pre-K through Second Grade; Third through Fifth Grade; Six through Eighth Grade; and now Ninth through Twelfth Grade. In English and Spanish, and for the earlier grade, a number of other languages.

Next up? Adapting these local guides for use nationally…

(Of course, we will have to think a bit about whether or not to include the tear off card for parents to send to the schools chancellor voicing their support for arts education. That little bit of soft advocacy was all it took for the local school district to decline to promote the parent guides!)

Getting the Best High School Arts Education:

A Guide for Parents and Students in New York City

The last in the series of parent guides, Getting the Best High School
Arts Education: A Guide for Parents and Students in New York City
is
directed to parents of middle and high school students to help empower
them to become powerful advocates for arts learning in their child’s
educational experience.

The guide answers questions like:

  • Why arts education matters, especially in high school
  • What are the New York State graduation requirements for the arts
  • How to find the right high school arts program
  • What parents can do to protect their teen’s right to a quality arts education.

Here are the download links for all the Parent Guides, plus a very good parent toolkit from our partner school, PS203.

My Child, The Arts, and Learning: A Guide for Parents, PreK to Second Grade

Your Child, Your School and the Arts: A Guide for Parents with Children in Grades 3 to 5

Your Child, Your School and the Arts: A Guide for Parents with Children in Grades 6 to

Getting the Best High School Arts Education: A Guide for Parents and Students in New York City

Involving Parents and Schools in Arts Education: A Parent Advocacy Toolkit

High School Parent Guide English Arts Education

Comments

  1. Could you point me to a link for the other guides?

  2. Rubye T. Fielder says

    Recently, the Valdosta Daily Times published a quote from a famous ARTIST, Pablo Picasso, which caused me to rethink my life, and to realize that every person IS an ARTIST, for we are the ‘receptacles of emotions that come from all over the place:from the sky,from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape…..'(I add my own list:… from a bird’s song, from a baby’s cry & laughter, from the screams of our sports’ fans when TitleTown Teams score,and last, but certainly not least, when our musicians in the school bands show their “STUFF” w/enthusiasm and joie de vivre!) Add your own to this list….
    Certainly Maestro Picasso was right…. as was whoever said ” Art is Life and LIFE IS ART”

  3. june reed says

    I BELEIVE ARTS IN SCHOOLS IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT TO THE YOUNG LEARNING MINDS OF ALL OUR CHILDREN , IT EXPANDS THEIR IMAGINATION TO A WIDELY , YET UNKNOWN ,MAYBE NEW KIND OF ARTS, A TRUE WAY OF EXPRESSING THEIR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ,WHERE WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH.

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