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Welcome to the Angleton ISD Fine Arts page! The Fine Arts program offerings in Angleton ISD include music, visual art, band, choir, theatre, and dance.
Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student in Angleton ISD.
Fine arts education in Angleton ISD begins in Kindergarten and continues through the twelfth grade. In each elementary school, students K-5 are taught by certified, degreed music specialists. Beginning in grade 6, at the junior high level, the fine arts courses become elective choices. A junior high student in grades 6-8 may choose to study courses in visual art, band, choir, and/or theater arts.
The various fine arts disciplines (art, dance, music, and theatre) are aligned in their curriculum by four standards. These are Perception, Creative Expression and Performance, Historical and Cultural Heritage, and Critical Response and Evaluation. The curriculum for each discipline is aligned by grade level to ensure the proper "layering" or "scaffolding" of knowledge and skill development throughout the student’s development and study in that particular discipline. The teaching of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for fine arts is required by the state of Texas and these are defined and embedded in the Angleton ISD fine arts curriculum objectives.
Each year, students graduate from Angleton ISD high schools well-prepared to enter university level fine arts courses. Some of these students also earn university scholarships to offset their college expenses. Although many fine arts students do not pursue a fine arts discipline as their college degree major, their fine arts participation has provided each student with a very strong and disciplined preparation for success in whatever his/her field of study.
"The Basic Academic Subjects are English, the arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language…Preparation in the arts will be valuable to college entrants whatever their intended field of study. The actual practice of the arts can engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence. Appreciation of the arts is integral to the understanding of other cultures sought in the study of history, foreign languages, and social sciences." – Academic Preparation for College, "What students need to know and be able to do" - The College Board.