Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
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III. Why Study the Fine Arts?
Introduction – Improves Student Achievement– Excites and Motivates – Teaches Cooperation – Promotes Confidence and Creativity – Celebrates Cultural Diversity – Widens Horizons – Builds Focus, Analysis, and Evaluation Skills – Prepares Students for College, Employment, and Life
IV. Core Elements
Introduction – Project GRAD Support – Music and Visual Arts Instruction from Full-Time Arts-Certified Specialists– Band, Strings, and Chorus Across the Network of Schools – Integrated Approach to Fine Arts Education – Ongoing Fine Arts Consultation – Artists-in-Residence – Arts Extension Activities – Family Engagement in the Arts
V. Strategies for Success
Introduction – Implementing Gradually – Providing Early, Ongoing, and Integrated Arts Education – Learning and Teaching in Two Stages – Participating Feeder-Wide – Coordinating and Communicating – Forging Strategic Alliances – Recognizing Student Achievement
VI. Challenges to Meet
Introduction – Demonstrating the Importance of Fine Arts Education – Recruiting and Retaining Qualified Fine Arts Staff – Making Time in the School Schedule – Competing for Classroom Space – Providing Students with Instruments and Other Supplies and Equipment – Arranging Transportation – Ensuring Continuity for Students – Documenting the Program and Securing Funding
How to contact GRAD for more information: Email Ann Stiles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832.325.0467.
The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public education for all students in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.