• Arts Academy

    Hickory Hills Elementary School provides kindergarten through fifth grade students an academically challenging environment enhanced with the arts. Classroom teachers integrate the performing and visual arts in teaching academic content. We believe that “Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objections in both” (The Kennedy Center, CETA).

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  • Key Features

    • All students receive weekly instruction in art, music, dance, and drama
    • Partnerships with arts-based organization in Cobb and the Atlanta area
    • Ongoing professional development for teachers focused on arts integration
    • Opportunities for advanced arts courses for high achieving students
  • Key Benefits

    • The arts provide students with a creative outlet while challenging their intellect
    • The arts provide students with opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking skills
    • The arts engage and offer challenges to all students from every cultural background
    • Arts-based instruction can increase family and community support