Chief Joseph School of the Arts:
In the fall of 2012 Chief Joseph Elementary became an arts school of choice. At Chief Joseph, the core subjects are still emphasized; they are simply infused with art integrated study and strategies. Students have additional opportunities in the visual arts, in choral and instrumental music, and in creative writing taught by highly trained teachers.
Our goal is to further integrate the arts into the district curriculum through the exploration of a variety of the arts media. This supports our mission of pursuing excellence in academics, the arts, and character development. Through the arts, students will have the opportunity to develop self-confidence, poise, and leadership skills while learning creatively.
Families interested in attending Chief Joseph are responsible for providing their own transportation.
Focusing on the Arts Really Works!
Educational research demonstrates that a focus on the arts helps students become better readers and problem solvers, especially when arts are integrated as part of the school's curriculum. Through an arts infused curriculum, students learn to utilize higher-order thinking skills such as critical thinking, analyzing, and decision-making.
Teachers at Chief Joseph address state and district standards by using visual arts, creative writing, and various other arts media in and out of the classroom. These experiences provide a means for students to construct their own knowledge and a deeper understanding of important concepts.
Skillfully integrated arts-based activities (drawing, creative writing, drama, sculpture, singing, dancing, and playing music) enhance student learning and help students acquire basic developmental skills in engaging and meaningful ways.
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