Professional Development Day Engaging Creative Minds: Work-based Learning, Arts Integration and AME Standards Alignment
April 27, 2018
Nueva Arts is one of eight CTE Model Arts Programs in California (AME). As a California Partnership Academy with a focus on managerial, performing, and visual arts, Nueva provides students with authentic learning opportunities. It is one of seven small learning communities that address the individual interests and needs of 11th and 12th grade students at Windsor High School. The program is designed to provide academic creativity and rigor for approximately one hundred WHS students as well as a much-needed career education pathway for at-risk students.
Nueva students study multiple forms of practical writing, apply listening and speaking skills, conduct career research and exploration through internships, and learn to create, produce, and perform traditional productions and original ensemble theater. All Nueva students are active participants in the production aspect of the program and are responsible for promotion and sales, set and costume design and construction, lighting and sound, dance, and acting. Through the desegregation of expressive arts and the emphasis on transferable skills, the program gives students an opportunity to flourish creatively and approach learning in an innovative way.
In this performing and managerial arts CPA, students study a core curriculum of English, Social Studies, and Career Technical Education through arts integration and project based learning. Nueva has established a multitude of community partnerships with local businesses, advertising agencies, photographers, community theater groups, actors, dance companies, graphic artists, and publishers. Nueva also collaborates with local directors to produce and promote two performances a year, one original and one scripted. Students regularly intern with recording artists to bring original music to the productions. Our additional consulting artists include professional musicians, dancers, actors, directors, improvisational specialists, mask-makers, as well as other professionals in the fields of corporate production, entertainment, and color consultation.