Join us for the...

IAA Program Information Meeting

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
6:00-7:30 @ CHS, North Commons
Stay tuned for new information in January

Come and find out about the features of the IAA program and meet the teachers. Bring your questions.  ALL CSD families are invited!  

"The learning experiences are powerful!  Before IAA, I thought the subjects were completely separate because that's how I was taught. When I realized how closely related they are, it was like I discovered a secret to the universe."  IAA Student

What is IAA?

IAA is an academically challenging, four year program in which students engage in visual and performing arts activities within their select academic classes to enhance growth in learning. The integration of the course content is linked together by quarterly themes to create a deeper understanding of shared elements and concepts. Plus, we provide students with opportunities to learn about multiple visual and performing art forms through studio projects and performances with professional guest artists. Students participate in field trips and community-based, group projects that make their learning even more relevant and meaningful. In their Junior and Senior years, they take advantage of individual community projects, job shadows, art residencies, internships, and culminating projects. Our IAA Club organizes community service, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and social events.

Are IAA students prepared for college and beyond?

We accept new students into the 9th and 10th grades each year who have a common passion for the arts. While some have a desire for a future career in the arts, many do not.  Either way, the IAA program fulfills the Core 24 high school graduation requirements as well as prepares students for college.  We believe that an education that is grounded in the arts is engaging, uplifting, and well-rounded.  Our focus on arts-integration educates the whole student as they grow in with the three Guiding Principles of:

Critical Thinking            Community             Creativity

Learn more about the application process here!