Professional Development | Resources
Professional Artistic Organizations
Children's Dance Theatre
Repertory Dance Theatre
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Springville Museum of Art
Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Federal Laws, ESEA (No Child Left Behind), and the Fine Arts
The arts are a core academic subject. The definition of core subjects in the new law is located in Title IX, Part A, Section 9101 (1) (D)(11), Definitions. Here is how the definition reads: (11) Core Academic Subjects- The term 'core academic subjects' means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography.
Quality Professional Development is required in all core academic subjects. School Improvement Plans require a comprehensive professional development plan that includes all the identified core academic subjects. In Utah, Art, Music, Dance and Drama are required core curriculum in K-6; 1.0 Fine Arts core credits are required for 7-8th graders; 1.5 Fine Arts core credits are required for 9-12 graduation.