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    The Creative Network

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    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:

     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    
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