The fine arts incorporate the study of dance, music, theatre and the visual arts to offer unique experiences and empower students to explore realities, relationships and ideas. These disciplines engage and motivate all students through active learning, critical thinking and innovative problem solving. The fine arts develop cognitive functioning and increase student academic achievement, higher-order thinking, communication and collaboration skills, making the fine arts applicable to college readiness, career opportunities, workplace environments, social skills, and everyday life.
Students develop aesthetic and cultural awareness through exploration, leading to creative expression. Creativity, encouraged through the study of fine arts, is essential to nurture and develop the whole child.
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