Each specialized arts and academic field collaborate for integrated projects, making essential connections for students and staff across curriculum subject areas.
Infusion is an approach to curriculum development that includes instruction, assessment and building student competencies through the use of an integrated curriculum.
A working knowledge of each arts discipline, along with the other academic disciplines, enables students to make connections within and among all the student’s subjects.
THE ARTS are important to our knowing, constructing knowledge, and understanding the world. Art activities enhance student learning and help students acquire basic developmental skills.
An increase in student achievement is noted especially where arts infused teaching methods are part of a school’s daily curriculum. Through a study of the arts, students learn higher order thinking skills: critical thinking, analyzing, and decision-making. The arts are motivating, engaging and they assist students in learning appropriate and positive and social/emotional skills!
Visually, JSA is a cool place to be. Our art studio is full of student artists exploring different ways of expressing ideas. Our hallways are full of art projects. And, the entryway to our building is called "The Gallery." The Gallery showcases various art projects and gives visitors a taste of what JSA is all about.
The music studio is alive with sound. Students learn about music from different regions of the country and around the world. Whether the music takes the form of vocal or instrumental performance, students learn about sound variation and even how to compose their own music.
A place to: Learn to move and move to learn. JSA believes every child deserves quality physical education. Students will develop skills and knowledge to be active and lead healthy lives.
There are many positive outcomes we expect from physical education and movement. Kids will learn to respect themselves, others and the gym equipment. They will develop fitness skills and learn and understand health components.
Kids also will learn to use cognitive and physical skills to create and problem solve.
Most importantly, children will learn to use and enjoy physical activity outside the classroom.