DCPS ARTS CURRICULA

Arts education in DC Public Schools cultivates each student’s ability to create and empowers them to use their voice with courage.  DCPS Arts develops the critical problem solving and communication skills of students that are vital in creating today’s complex society.  The Framework for Arts Learning is a curriculum that encompasses all arts disciplines, aligning student investigations and experiences from the youngest school age to graduation. Throughout their time in DCPS, students increase their ability to address complex issues and to explore multiple perspectives through the arts. Students of DCPS arts education will be innovative in their approach to contemporary society’s most pressing issues, as they become savvy consumers and producers of culture.

DCPS MUSIC

PreK-12

The Cornerstones are aligned within all of the thematic arcs. Each of these is threaded by contemporary music education, focusing on developing students' creativity and problem-solving skills through various musical experiences from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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DCPS VISUAL ARTS

PreK-12

The Cornerstones are aligned within all of the thematic arcs. Each of these is threaded by contemporary art education, focusing on developing students' creativity and problem-solving skills through various art experiences from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

DCPS PERFORMING ARTS

PreK-12

The Cornerstones are aligned within all of the thematic arcs. Each of these is threaded by contemporary performing arts education, focusing on developing students' creativity and problem-solving skills through various performing arts experiences from kindergarten through twelfth grade.