f8f79edc42c56210VgnVCM1000007e6f0201RCRDapproved/DCPS/ArticlesArts Integration Schoolse8f79edc42c56210VgnVCM1000007e6f0201____Arts Integration SchoolsPart of the DC Catalyst Project12483216000001357794000000mrapoportDCPSArts Integration Schoolsarts, dance, visual arts, music, theme school, catalyst schoolIn an Arts Integration theme school, the arts ? movement, dance, visual arts, music, and other forms ? are woven into instruction in all subjects. In an Arts Integration theme school, the arts ? movement, dance, visual arts, music, and other forms ? are woven into instruction in all subjects. In an Arts Integration theme school, the arts ? movement, dance, visual arts, music, and other forms ? are woven into instruction in all subjects. <p><b>What is a Catalyst Arts Integration school?</b></p> <p>A Catalyst Arts Integration school weaves the arts ? movement, dance, visual arts, and other forms ? into the classroom curriculum and methods of learning.</p> <p><b>How will the experience of students at a Catalyst Arts Integration school be different than if they attended another school?</b></p> <p>Integration is the key to these schools. Rather than being limited to a class that students attend a few times a week, the arts are woven into instruction in all subjects. To flourish in an arts integration classroom, a student does not need any particular skill or talent in the arts. The arts are simply used as a tool to engage the whole student ? mind and body ? in the learning process. In an arts integrated school, students experience the arts as a way of life, as tools for self-expression and communication, as a vehicle for discovering diversity in the world around them, and as an entry point for learning and exploring complex ideas.</p> <p><b>What are the benefits of a student attending a Catalyst Arts Integration school?</b></p> <p>In order for our students to succeed outside the classroom, they need to be engaged and taught essential academic and life skills inside the classroom. Teaching in a way that engages students through movement, music, and various forms of artistic expression recognizes that students learn in many ways and leads to a deeper level of understanding. Arts integration also provides an avenue for learning valuable skills in confidence, creativity, and collaboration.</p> <p><a href="/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f7a69edc42c56210VgnVCM1000007e6f0201RCRD&vgnextchannel=35f4691209c56210VgnVCM1000007e6f0201RCRD" alt="More about Catalyst Schools ">More about Catalyst Schools </a></p>