Core Components

A SYNTHESIS OF 3 CORE COMPONENTS

Education in, about, and through the arts in a student centered environment helps students develop critical thinking abilities, independent judgment and creative problem solving skills. The HOT APPROACH shares a commitment to student achievement through three Core Components.

Strong Arts

Strong Arts

HOT Schools supports standards based arts education. The arts, as rigorous academic subjects, each with their own sequential comprehensive curricula, convey knowledge not learned through studying other academic disciplines and provide stimulating vehicles for children to communicate their ideas.

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Arts Integration

Arts Integration

HOT Schools nurtures sequential arts learning experiences that weave ideas and/or concepts between and among arts and non-arts disciplines, effectively advancing knowledge and/or skills in an arts discipline while concurrently advancing knowledge and/or skills in other disciplines.

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Democratic Practice

Democratic Practice

HOT Schools cultivate a school culture in which purposeful activities support choice, participation, connection, contribution and responsibility, to celebrate the unique voice of each member of the school community.

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HOT Schools Quote

“A goal that supports our school goal is for parents to identify the embedded HOT processes that take place in each classroom. They have an understanding of HOT concepts and value the practices and activities that enrich student learning. These practices and activities are incorporated in multiple subjects, including reading, in which student reading levels are increased as a result.”

Pleasant Valley School Annual Plan