Integrated Arts

In preparation of the opening of the Integrated Arts program at Central International School, curriculum has been designed to incorporate the integrated arts approach to all subject areas. Units have been written to incorporate the Indiana state standards, as well as incorporate curriculum design, to support and infuse arts methods into the integrated arts classes.

Professional development is currently being provided to teachers who will be teaching in the Integrated Arts program. Central teachers have had the opportunity to visit and observe the classrooms at Wallace and continue to collaborate with Wallace teachers in order to develop a better understanding of how to infuse Integrated Arts methods in the curriculum. The Integrated Arts teachers at Central are working with Butler University to transition the program to the middle school level and to ensure our approach is similar to that of Wallace. Our teachers will have future opportunities to attend training at the Kennedy Center. In addition, a teacher from Wallace will be assisting with the transition of Wallace students to the IA program at Central.

For the opening of the 2014-2015 school year, Central featured renovated classrooms with flexible furniture for the addition of the Integrated Arts program. These spacious classrooms will allow students to collaborate on project based activities. In addition, Central will have a new media center and dance studio, which will be used for the Dance & Movement class, as well as Ballroom Dancing/Ballet. The studio will consist of a seating area for performances. Central's 100th anniversary celebration will take place this fall with the opening of our renovated auditorium. Photos and blue prints of the original 1914 auditorium were used to restore the auditorium to its original state.

The Integrated Arts School is a school within a school concept meaning integrated arts students will take all core classes together in new rooms with teachers specially trained to integrate the arts into all subjects.

Additionally, Central IB School expanded arts classes with a selection of specialized classes. All integrated arts students work towards an International Baccalaureate diploma with an arts focus.

IB courses integrated with the arts:

  • Language and Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Science
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Mathematics
  • Design (Technology)
  • Dance & Movement

Arts selections during school day:

  • Visual Art/Drama
  • Visual Art/Vocal Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • Dance
  • Strings and Classical Orchestra
  • Piano Keyboarding
After School Dance Program: 

Central International School offers an after school Dance Fusion program.  Auditions will be required for participation in the Competitive Dance program.  Transportation must be provided by the family.  


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