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Pasadena ISD Fine Arts Mission Statement: 

*To empower students to develop and achieve their creative and expressive potential through aligned, articulated, and assessed experience in the arts.

*To instill lifelong involvement in and appreciation of the arts through the inspiration of instruction and diversity in learning experiences; and foster a high level of achievement in the artistic disciplines.

Michael Holt
Director of Fine Arts Assistant Director of Fine Arts
(713) 740-0077 x70077 (713) 740-0098 x70098  

Gabriel Flores
District Fine  Arts Specialist
(713) 740-0977  x70977   

Jodi Samford Cecilia Bueno-Cortez
Secretary to the Director Fine Arts Secretary
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Why the Fine Arts Are Important :         

     The arts make a contribution to education that reaches beyond their intrinsic value as direct forms of thinking. Because each arts discipline appeals to different senses and expresses itself through different media, each adds a special richness to the learning environment. As students imagine, create, and reflect, they are developing both verbal and nonverbal abilities necessary to school progress. At the same time, they are developing problem-solving abilities and higher-order thinking skills. Research points toward a consistent and positive correlation between a substantive education in the arts and student achievement in other subjects and on standardized tests. A comprehensive, articulated arts education program also engages students in a process that helps them develop the self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation necessary for self-esteem and success for life.  

The arts teach students to: 

Source: National Standards for Education in the Arts.

The following are findings reported in Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning  (Fiske, 1999) that should be noted by every parent, teacher, and administrator: