District 35 provides students with an enriching Arts Education starting in Kindergarten and continuing through their 8th grade year. Curriculum in each grade level has been designed using the Illinois Arts Learning Standards.
The art program at South School provides children with a variety of experiences as they explore the elements and principles of design, art appreciation and integrated arts. Where a natural connection exists, integrated arts projects are used to reinforce concepts in art and other subject areas (language arts, science, social studies). The art program has been designed to create a meaningful transition into the more advanced levels of art instruction in the Glencoe Schools. Children will be able to express their imagination in a variety of art media. All students will have experiences in 2D and 3D art. Kindergarten students enjoy 40 minutes of art each week and 1st and 2nd grade students enjoy 50 minutes of art weekly.
The art activities are designed to address the developmental abilities of the students and to build upon past experiences. Students are encouraged to expand their expressive talents and work at their own pace within the framework of the program. Projects include a variety of media and are integrated throughout the curriculum. All 3rd and 4th grade students enjoy a one hour studio class of art each week.
In addition to the core classes, students at Central School participate in Integrated Arts. These courses provide opportunities for students to expand their interests in a variety of academic and enrichment curricular areas. Depending on their grade level, students are offered opportunities to explore the following visual arts classes: