The Creative Network
The Creative Network program shatters the traditional arts education model by using innovation to empower arts resources that create consistent, full scale, equitable arts education opportunities for every student. Each Creative Network school receives one to four days of arts per week depending on their student enrollment. All grade 3-6 classes receive nine-weeks of discrete arts instruction in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. All K-2 classes receive arts integration, connecting and blending instruction in all arts disciplines to various other core curricular areas. Piloting with the additional schools added for the 2018 school year, services will begin offering discrete arts instruction in dance, music, theatre and visual arts in grades K-6.
This comprehensive program began in the 2014-2015 school year with 17 schools in Local District (LD) East and 14 schools in LD North, and 10 arts teachers. In 2015-16 the program expanded to 23 schools in the LD East and LD Central and to 18 in LD Northwest and Northeast and the number of arts teachers doubled to 20.
In the spring of 2016, a comprehensive assessment in the arts was given to all students in grades 3 and above. The results showed that the majority of the students were retaining the information taught. In the fall of 2017, the Creative Network was expanded to serve schools in LD South, with 30 teachers serving 53 schools District-wide.
The Creative Network has now grown to service schools in all Local Districts, using 42 teachers in 72 schools District-wide!
Participating Schools for 2018-19:
LOCAL DISTRICT EAST LOCAL DISTRICT CENTRAL LOCAL DISTRICT NORTHEAST LOCAL DISTRICT NORTHWEST LOCAL DISTRICT SOUTH LOCAL DISTRICT WEST 2nd Street ES 49th Street ES Broadous ES Anatola ES 96th St ES 61st ST ES Bridge St ES Annandale ES Burbank ES Bertrand ES 107th St ES Cheremoya ES Cesar Chavez ES Aragon ES Gridley ES Blythe ES 112th St ES Harvard ES El Sereno ES Bushnell Way ES Harding ES Calvert ES 116th St ES Kingsley ES Ford ES Clifford ES Hubbard ES Fullbright ES 122nd St ES Ramona ES Glen Alta ES Dahlia Heights ES Kester ES Gault ES 75th St ES Saturn ES Hillside ES Esperanza ES Morningside ES Lemay ES 135th St ES Selma ES Huntington Drive ES Fletcher ES Osceola ES Lorne ES Graham ES Vine Street ES Latona ES Lizzaraga ES Sunland ES Mayall ES Manchester ES Wilshire Park ES Sierra Vista ES Logan ES Telfair ES Newcastle ES Parmalee ES Utah ES RFK Ambas. Global Ed. Vena ES Panorama City ES Wisdom ES San Pascual ES Vinedale ES Parthenia ES Vista Del Valle ES San Jose ES Stagg ES Topeka ES Vintage ES
For more information please contact:
Mireya Alonzo, K-12 Arts Specialist