Update


The application window for the 2018-19 school year has re-opened for additional 8th and 9th grade students.  Other grade levels are encouraged to apply and will be accepted on a space-available basis.  Questions may be sent to iaa@camas.wednet.edu.




News:  We're growing and moving!

Integrated Arts & Academics is moving to a new home, the “IAA Annex”, a cluster of classrooms on the current Lacamas Heights campus within easy access, a short 2 min. walk from the CHS main campus.  (The current elementary school will move to its new home this summer.) IAA students will take 2-4 classes in their new space and then transition to the CHS main campus for lunch and other classes.  Transition time will be provided.  “Giving students a chance to make their learning environment more conducive to creating, performing and exhibiting is an incredible opportunity.  Within the new space, we can now accept more students into our four-year program at all grade levels. The IAA teachers are excited to have more flexibility of time and use of space to work with students on arts-based projects,” said Gina Mariotti Shapard, IAA Program Leader.


NEWS:  Skyridge and Liberty Middle Schools Visit CHS

8th Grade students will come to Camas High School to hear about the programs on February 13th and 20th.  Here is a presentation we want to share with 8th-grade students.  Click on the space bar or "enter/return" to advance through the content and slides.

"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 work with professional guest artists. Students participate in field trips and community-based, group projects that make their learning even more relevant and meaningful.  Our IAA Club organizes community service, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and social events.


Are IAA students prepared for college and beyond?

While some IAA students 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 with our three Guiding Principles of:

Critical Thinking            Community             Creativity

Learn more about the application process here!