Children in grades K- 5 should receive a broad based exposure, in a sequential manner, to the four areas of arts education: Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art. They should achieve a basic literacy in the content knowledge and skills of the NJCCCS. In grades 6 – 8 students should indentify an art area of focus. This focus is to be determined by the child. The artist should develop a competency in skills and knowledge of the specific arts area. Grades 9 – 12 allow the student to remain focused on one of the arts areas with the goal of achieving proficiency in at least one area of the Arts, as determined by the knowledge and skills standards of the NJCCCS.
All children in the Newark Public Schools will have an equal access to a sequential arts program that is aligned to the NJCCCS.