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    The Creative Advantage

    The Creative Advantage is the Seattle Public Schools arts plan. It is city-wide initiative to establish equitable access to arts learning for all Seattle Public Schools students. It is a collaboration between the district, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Foundation and community arts organizations.

    The district arts plan has one primary goal: To ensure that all students in all Seattle Public Schools have opportunities to learn through the arts, helping them achieve success in school and in life.

    The Creative Advantage supports:

    • High quality arts learning that teaches sequential arts skills and techniques, develops students' 21st century skills and is culturally responsive
    • Increasing instruction from certified arts teachers
    • Training teachers to integrate arts with other subjects
    • School arts partnerships with community-based organizations and teaching artists
    • Connecting students with career opportunities in creative industries

    See how The Creative Advantage is working in one Seattle elementary school, John Muir, in the video below.

    Arts Pathways

    While our work benefits all schools, we focus on regional clusters of schools we call arts pathways. The Creative Advantage is implementing in regional pathways to ensure sequential arts learning from kindergarten through high school. Read more about Creative Advantage Arts Pathways.

    Resources for Creative Advantage Arts Teams

    As you implement your school arts plans, here are a few resources that can help.

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    Audrey Querns
    Creative Advantage Project Manager


    Photo of Denny Middle School student making pottery