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Coronado Unified School District

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Visual and Performing Arts

Coronado Unified School District is an ArtsEmpower district, with a strategic plan for supporting equal access to quality standards-based arts instruction in all schools in Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. CUSD is working hard to provide a standards-based sequential course of study in all arts areas for students in all grades.
Strategic Arts Plan Revision 2020-2025
VAPA Curriculum
The State of California defines a balanced, comprehensive arts program as one in which the arts are studied as discrete disciplines related to each other and, when appropriate, integrated with other subject areas in the curriculum. Students in a comprehensive program are expected to master the content of an arts discipline as outlined in the California Arts Standards  or the California Arts Education Framework .
Arts disciplines include dance, music, theater, and visual arts. For each of these disciplines, the standards are broken down by grade level and are further grouped by strands as follows:
  • Artistic Perception: Processing, analyzing, and responding to sensory information through language and skills unique to the discipline.
  • Creative Expression: Creation, performance and participation in the discipline.
  • Historical and Cultural Context: Understanding historical contributions and cultural dimensions of the discipline.
  • Aesthetic Valuing: Responding to, analyzing, and making judgments about works of art.
  • Connections, Relationships, Applications: Connecting and applying what is learned in the discipline to other art forms and subject areas and to careers.