Education in, about, and through the arts helps students develop critical thinking abilities, independent judgment and creative problem solving skills. 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.

Strong Arts  provide the foundation upon which the other core components, Arts Integration and Democratic Practice, are built. Arts classroom teachers are the “artists in residence” in a HOT school, and Teaching Artists become collaborative partners with them and non-arts classroom teachers to assure that a well-rounded education in, about and through the arts, in alignment with the National Core Arts Standards is accessible to all students.

Strong Arts Overview/Roles

Strong Arts In Action

Evidence of Authentic Integration

HOT Schools Quote

“Dance is movement aware of itself.”

Celeste Miller, HOT School Educator in Residence