What about grades?
Our classroom, set up as a learning studio, offers opportunity and flexibility for varied approaches to art to suit diverse learning styles. Every student has many opportunities to learn and grow in ways that are rigorous and relevant. Grades are a great way to communicate how students are progressing.
There are two grades given in Art class. Both grades are based on a school-wide procedure and follow a four-point scale. The first grade is for student behavior and participation. This is determined by a student's self-reflection and the documentation from the teacher. The second grade is given for development and skills.
Student reflection on their progress is a part of the grading system. Projects and explorations are required, but students have choice in how they fulfill those requirements.
How is the classroom set up?
The Art Room is an Art Studio! Our classroom is set up as a learning studio. It offers opportunities, flexibility, and a variety of choices to suit all learners. You can find a detailed explanation and a map at the link: The Art Studio that explains which centers are available and why. There is not any homework given for students in art class, but rather, they are tasked with coming to Art with ideas at the ready, and a growth mindset that is ready to shine!
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