2016-2017

Marin County Arts Education

NOVATO HIGH

625 ARTHUR ST, NOVATO, CA, 94947



Student Enrollment

1249

Grade Range

9-12

School Summary

This is the arts education summary report for NOVATO HIGH for the 2016-2017. The data contained in this report was submitted to ArtsEdVison by NOVATO HIGH personal and validated by the school principal. Information regarding interactions with cultural organizations was submitted separately by the cultural organization providing the activity.

Disciplines Offered:

Dance11,

Music11,

New Media11,

Theater11,

Visual Art11



% Participation

68

Per-Pupil Spending

$4

Student Arts Teacher Ratio

125

Avg Minutes Per Week

0

Courses & Enrollment
Course NameNo. of Enrollments
Advanced Dance Study17
Ballet, Modern, Jazz, World Dance30
AP Music theory13
Band52
Chorus/choir/vocal ensemble126
Musical theater8
Orchestra/Symphony/Strings8
Other Instrumental ensemble103
Other music course25
Advanced Theater14
Other drama/theater course26
AP Art History22
AP Studio Art: Drawing20
AP Studio Art: Three Dimensional0
AP Studio Art: Two Dimensional7
Digital Art/Computer Art/Artistic Graphics34
Fundamentals of Art (All)*143
Painting87
Photography (Beginning or Advanced)66
Sculpture129
Advanced Cinema/ Film/Video Production25
Advanced Theatre Performance14
Film/Cinema/Video Production31
Intermediate Dance Performance18
Intermediate Musical Performance18
Intermediate Theatre Performance2
Introduction to Graphic Arts115

Teachers
#Arts DisciplineFull Time/Part Time Status
1MusicFull Time
2MusicFull Time
3New MediaFull Time
4DanceFull Time
5Visual ArtFull Time
6TheaterFull Time
7Visual ArtFull Time
8Visual ArtFull Time
9MusicFull Time
10Visual ArtFull Time

Art Integration
Does the school offer (a) Maker course(s) that include(s) one or more of the five arts disciplines? Yes
Support
During the current school year has the school offered any professional development activities in the arts for any teachers? Yes
Does you school have an arts supervisor? Yes
Does your school provide dedicated space for arts instruction? Yes
Policies and Plans
Where students are graded, are students? grades in the Arts treated equally with grades in other academic areas of equal rigor when calculating students? grade point averages for honor roll, class rank, etc? Yes
In what year was the arts education curriculum updated to align with the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards and adopted by the local school board? 2015
Do you have arts education goals for your school? Yes
Do you have arts education goals in your school strategic plan? Yes
Do you have arts education goals for your District LCAP? No


Study in the Arts Contributes to College/Workforce Readiness

Preparing for College
An analysis of 10 years of SAT data revealed that students who took four years of arts courses in high school earned the highest scores on both the verbal and math SAT, but overall, students taking any arts courses scored significantly higher than students who took no arts courses.


Essential Skills for the Workforce of the 21st Century
Creativity and innovation are the currency of the future and particularly important to the US economy.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national organization that is built on partnerships with the business community, advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. The framework that P21 and its members have developed fuses the 3Rs and 4Cs -- Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation.

In a study of superintendents who educate future workers and employers who hire them, both agree that creativity is increasingly important in the U.S. workplace and that arts training is crucial to developing creativity. Educators and employers both feel they have a responsibility for instilling creativity in the U.S. workforce (83 and 61 percent, respectively).

Employment Opportunities in the Creative Industries
In an economic impact study, Americans for the Arts demonstrates the nonprofit arts and culture industry supports 5.7 million jobs, representing $104.2 billion in household income.

Study in the Arts Contributes to Student Success in School

Arts Study Prepares Students to be Better Learners
The ability to pay attention is essential to school performance. Early childhood training in instrumental music improves abilities in visual focus, active listening and staying on task, while continued music education throughout adolescence reinforces and strengthens these assets.

Arts Study Helps Students Perform Better Academically
Students who participate in arts learning often improve their achievement in other realms of learning and life. In a well documented national study using a federal database of over 25,000 middle and high school students, researchers found that students with high arts involvement performed better on standardized achievement tests than students with low arts involvement.

Ten weeks of in-class drama coaching in a remedial third and fourth-grade classroom helped the teacher and students transform their approach to reading and improve the students’ attitude about and success in reading.

Musical training develops the region of the brain responsible for verbal memory--the recall and retention of spoken words--which serves as a foundation for retaining information in all academic subjects.

In an experimental research study of high school age students, those who studied dance scored higher than students who did not study dance on measures of creative thinking, especially in the categories of fluency, originality and abstract thought.


Positive Benefits for At-Risk Students
Students of low socioeconomic status (SES) who participate in arts learning academically outperform comparable students who have no or low arts involvement.

A recent far-ranging study showed multiple positive outcomes among students of low SES. Eighth graders who had high levels of arts involvement throughout elementary school showed higher test scores in science and writing than students with low levels of involvement.

In high school, students who had arts-rich experiences attained higher overall GPAs and were far less likely to drop out of school before graduation than did students who lacked those experiences.

This academic success continued into college where students who had arts involvement in high school were three times more likely to receive a bachelor's degree than students with low arts involvement.

In Summary
Throughout history, an education that includes the arts has been essential to a student's successful journey toward a purposeful and fulfilling life. This is the promise of arts education.


Research Links

Arts Education and At-Risk Youth
The Arts And Achievement In At-Risk Youth: Findings From Four Longitudinal Studies, 2012 James S. Catterall, University of California Los Angeles with Susan A. Dumais, Louisiana State University and Gillian Hampden-Thompson, University of York, U.K.
www.nea.gov/research/arts-at-risk-youth.pdf

Arts Education and Academic Achievement
Champions of Change, 1999, pp.6-8 James S. Catterall, Richard Chapleau and John Iwanaga; The Imagination Project, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles. Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theater Arts
www.artsusa.org/public_awareness/artsed_facts/highlights/
champions_change/001.asp

Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and
Social Development, 2002, pp. 56--57 Catterall, James S., "Involvement in the Arts and Success in Secondary School." In R. Deasy (Ed.), Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Achievement and Social Development,
Washington, DC: AEP.
www.aep-arts.org/files/publications/CriticalLinks.pdf

Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Achievement
and Social Development, 2002 Minton, Sandra, "Assessment of High School Students' Creative Thinking Skills: A Comparison of the Effects of Dance and Non-dance Classes." In R. Deasy (Ed.), Washington, DC: AEP.
www.aep-arts.org/files/publications/CriticalLinks.pdf

If you have any questions, feedback or need to update report information please contact us at:

Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94903
Email: kmarcucci@marinschools.org

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Marin Community Foundation and
The Marin County Office of Education

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