About SAUSD Arts

  • SAUSD Arts 2023

SAUSD Arts Vision

  • The vision of SAUSD Arts Education is that every student receives arts instruction as a vital part of well-rounded education in their broad course of study that prepares them, through their own path and transdisciplinary research in service of their ideas, to enter college and/or career with the technical and transferable skills they receive through arts discipline-specific education.  Through discrete and integrated arts learning, we are developing cultural and artistic literacies, visual, media and digital literacy, and content literacy in the arts connected to all subject areas for every child. Our goal is to support the whole child to access learning in unique, joyful, and experiential ways that will shape leaders and creative thinkers who are the innovators of tomorrow in the global sharing economy.

SAUSD Arts Mission

  • SAUSD Arts provides access through equitable policies and procedures for various resources. In so doing, teachers have opportunities to engage in developing rigorous core curriculum through professional development toward responsiveness in teaching and learning. As a result, the goal for SAUSD Arts is to achieve a transformative approach where students, staff, and community are advocates for learning, and progress locally and globally.   

  • "A broad education in the arts helps give children a better understanding of their world…We need students who are culturally literate as well as math and science literate."

    –Paul Ostergard, Vice President, Citicorp


    “The arts significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds students will go on to graduate from college. As First Lady Michelle Obama sums up, both she and the President believe ‘strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders for tomorrow.’”

    –Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education


    “If you are a scientist or engineer, an architect or designer, a writer, artist, or musician, or if your creativity is a key factor in your work in business, education, health care, law, or some other profession, you are a member.”

    “The creative individual is no longer viewed as an iconoclast. He—or she—is the new mainstream.”

    –Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition, Revised and Expanded


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