Music is a very important part of your child's education and development. Visit the links below for more information about how Music Education prepares students for success, no matter which career path they choose.
Why we need music education in our schools
This brochure, published by MENC: The National Association for Music Education, provides a brief summary of research supporting the premise that music education contributes to overall student achievement. Specifically, music education prepares students for success in society, success in school and learning, success in developing intelligence, and success in life. Click on the link above to read more!
Education used to be so simple...Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic. Now, to remain competitive in the global economy of the 21st century, business leaders are looking for employees who excel in the 4 Cs: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and Innovation. Click the link above for a map of how the Arts (Music, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts) develop these 21st Century Skills in our students. For each skill, you will see the outcome achieved in all Arts disciplines as well as concrete examples at different grade levels in a specific Arts discipline.
Published by NAMM, this brochure summarizes WHY music education is important to every child's life. Academic achievement, social development, preparation for the 21st century workplace, and quality of a young person's life are all enhanced by music education. This brochure also outlines how YOU can help support music education and directs you to additional online resources.
Also published by NAMM, this brochure gives parents and community members some tips on how to advocate for music education in times of budget cuts. At Highlands, we do have an Administration, School Board, and community that understands the value of Arts education and supports our programs as much as possible; however, these tips may also be helpful to you in addressing any other concerns you may have with regard to your child's music education. Help us keep our music program strong...and growing!
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