Working with Schools


The Network operates within these types of middle and high school settings:

  • Urban Arts Infused and/or Urban Arts Magnet schools which have an accelerated focus on the arts.
  • Urban Middle Schools and Urban High Schools which provide discipline-based arts learning.
  • Urban Middle Schools and Urban High Schools which take an arts integrated approach.

All of our work with schools is standards-based and designed to meet the educational goals of the school. While drawing upon the Network’s curricula, programs and service offerings are tailored to each school.

Education doesn’t need to be reformed – it needs to be transformed. The key is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions     — Sir Ken Robinson


  • Through these Artistic Disciplines
    • Theater
    • Media Arts
    • Dance
    • Music
    • Visual Arts
  • Connected to the Common Core:
    • Standards-based Arts Education
    • How the Arts connect to and support student learning in the Common Core (English/Language Arts and Mathematics)
    • Helping educators utilize cognitive strategies that help students realize the ways of thinking that support common core standards
  • Language Arts
    • Mastery of Speaking and Writing
    • Communications skills
  • Self-Realization
    • Identify and Confidence Building
    • Body Awareness and Movement
    • Student Directed Learning
  • Social Justice Curriculum  in the Arts
    • The Arts as a means to Understanding Contemporary Issues; The Role of the Citizen Artist
    • Building Skills in Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving
  • Life, Learning, and Skills for Success through the Arts
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • College and Career Readiness
    • Communication, Critical thinking and Problem Solving