The curriculum developed and administered by all NISD fine arts instructors in all disciplines of instruction is aligned with the National Standards for Fine Arts and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts as outlined by the Texas Education Agency.
Each discipline of fine arts study provides extensive opportunities for all students to develop 1) an appreciation 2) an understanding and 3) a mastery of the skills utilized within each fine arts discipline. Instruction targets the student’s understanding of clear and methodical techniques (process) that result in a successful product (or performance).
Current Events in Curriculum:
SB 530 - Requires students in grades K-5 to engage in moderate to vigorous daily
NISD students will fulfill this requirement through their physical education
The fulfillment of this SB 530 requirement will not take away any instructional
SB 530 – Requires students in grades 6-8 to engage in moderate to vigorous daily activity
NISD students are currently engaged in a physical education curriculum that
The fulfillment of this SB 530 requirement will not impact the current
SB 530 – Requires students in grades 3-12 to participate in “fitness testing” as outlined
NISD Physical Education Department will identify, train, and coordinate a
The fulfillment of this SB 530 requirement will be carefully planned to coordinate most fine arts testing to occur by ensembles and during times that keep loss of instructional time to a minimum. Fine arts instructors will not administer any physical fitness tests.