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Art Department

Middle School Art Department

Arts Department Mission:

The mission of Arts Education in Saint Paul Public Schools is to engage all students in a culturally relevant, student-centered and rigorously comprehensive arts education in order to inspire them to think critically, pursue their dreams and change the world.

Arts Department Goals:  

To enable young people to:

  • use multiple perspectives to create meaning from art's learning and experiences, people and cultures,
  • develop the capacities, in alignment with the Minnesota State Standards, to create, present/perform, respond and connect in the areas of Music, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dance and Theatre,
  • experience profound critical and creative thinking with alignment to broader learning goals in other content areas such as Math and Literacy, and to
  • gain knowledge and skills for higher education and employment in the 21st Century.
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Support is provided to educators through high quality professional development, curriculum articulation, programming, communication, resource seeking, and  partnerships and programs.