Visual, Media and Performing Arts
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 youth to:
- use multiple perspectives to make meaning from Arts 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.
Support is provided to educators through high-quality professional development, curriculum articulation, programming, communication, resource seeking, and partnerships and programs.