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Visual & Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts Department provides support for school programming in dance, music, theatre, and visual & media arts.

Pasco students have a wide variety of arts experiences available through their schools. As a core subject area, Pasco has made a commitment to the arts through the Board Policy on Arts Education.

Arts Program Goals

  • Music and artistic literacy
  • Fine arts competency and achievement
  • Access to courses at basic and advanced levels
  • Cultural connections
  • Self-esteem and self-expression
  • Artistic expression and creativity
  • Life-long arts appreciation

Benefits of Arts Education

  • Higher academic achievement
  • Cultural relationships
  • Respect for self, family, school and community
  • Strong school and parent partnerships
  • Leadership and self-confidence
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Expanded career opportunities
  • Skills for a global economy

Parent & Community Involvement

Families and community members can:

  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Help students learn music at home
  • Encourage exploring and creating visual and media art at home
  • Attend school performances and arts events
  • Support arts programs through your Parent/Teacher organization
  • Share expertise and knowledge of music and arts from your own culture or country of origin

To find out more about arts programming at a particular school, please contact the school directly.