The Arts standards were formally adopted by State Superintendent Chris Reykdal.
"Education involves the whole child," Reykdal said. "The arts are a part of that. They engage all learning styles, and they lead to powerful and life-long habits, such as creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. The arts provide our students with keys to understanding the world around them and strategies for learning, interpreting, and expressing their thoughts. I'm excited to see the kinds of artists our students may become."
The standards include five disciplines: dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts.