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Middle College HS at San Joaquin Delta College National Blue Ribbon Schools offer extraordinary opportunities to students willing to willing to take them advantage of them. D’Angelo Martinez, a junior at Middle College High School at San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton CA) is such as student. Although he has another year of high school, Martinez has already earned three Associates degrees–in arts and… Continue Reading Junior at 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Earns AA Degrees

exterior of ps 244 queens ny P.S. 244 The Active Learning Elementary School Flushing, NY Grades PreK – 3 We partner with Studio in a School to bring a 14-session targeted art residency to our K – 2 students. Teachers work with the resident artist to create a unit of study that complements and extends classroom work. This year, the Kindergarten… Continue Reading Artists Residencies, After-School Violin Classes

students at scott altman primary Scott Altman Primary School (Pekin, IL). Through our partnership, the Pekin Civic Chorus has donated funds to help us purchase instruments. Musicians from the community have also spoken to classes about their career paths, the instruments they play, and their passion for music. A performing arts group from Western Illinois University produced a musical for our… Continue Reading Musical Instruments, Performances

hahaione elem honolulu hi Hahaione Elementary School Honolulu, HI Grades K – 5 For the past three years, through the generosity of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Haha‘ione students in at least four grade levels per school year have participated in art programs. The Art Bento Program is a museum education program that emphasizes the… Continue Reading Teaching Artists, Museum Education

garrison school of arts, savannah, ga Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts (Savannah, GA). Garrison’s arts program has forged successful partnerships with local businesses and agencies, supporting students through authentic experiences, mentoring opportunities, and resources. Garrison’s choir is a prime example. This year Garrison hosted four Arts Alive choral workshops for students in the local district as well… Continue Reading Choir, Choral workshops, Art Exhibitions

students in front of wasatch elem Wasatch Elementary School (Provo, UT). Wasatch students receive core-integrated creative dance training through the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP). K students attend dance for 30 minutes a week; students in grades 1 – 6 attend for 45 minutes. Our dance specialist is a full-time teacher shared with another school through the state grant. The… Continue Reading Dance

images of students at Tulsa HS Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences Tulsa, OK 9 – 12 High School Our relationship with the Barthelmes Conservatory has allowed us to partner with and subsidize an orchestra instructor to teach a strings ensemble, instruction we could not otherwise afford to offer in our capacity as a small public charter school. Learn more about Tulsa… Continue Reading Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences

exterior of ps 244 queens ny Partnerships are vital to many National Blue Ribbon Schools’ success. Schools may partner with businesses, volunteer organizations, colleges and universities, social service organizations, and arts organizations, among others. Drawn from 2015 NBRS applications and edited for space, are seven school approaches to tapping the expertise of arts organizations.The samples were selected for variety and do… Continue Reading Partnership Strategies: Arts Education

student at ps 244 PS 244 in Queens, NY, a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, has been at the forefront of healthy school lunches. Read More Continue Reading Making Kale Cool–In School!

two girls testing a machine In order to spread knowledge of innovative and successful school practices, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program profiles a number of schools from each year’s cohort. Stories are added as they are produced. Books and Ballet. Hired to bring her school  turnaround skills to troubled Blackshear Elementary School (Austin, Texas), Principal Betty Jenkins pushed to make… Continue Reading 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools – Selected Stories

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