Creative Classroom Pilot Initiative in Austin ISD

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The Creative Classroom supports the district’s strategic goal of equitable access to and support of quality fine arts and creative learning instruction as a part of a strong core academic curriculum for all students. Grounded in research suggesting students attending arts-rich schools experience improved academic achievement, pro-social behaviors and college attainment , the Creative Classroom Initiative will develop a demonstration model for “arts-rich schools” at the High School, Middle School and Elementary School levels using the McCallum HS vertical team strand as a development site. This model will serve to develop a blueprint for assuring an arts-rich-district provides rigorous creative learning opportunities equitably.