Starting January 6, 2014, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, partnering with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, will provide full-time professional teaching artists with Visual & Performing Arts content standards (VAPA) compliant curricula in four (4) eighth grade classrooms, twice each week, two hours per class, for a total of twelve weeks of instruction over the school year. These art classes will expand on the subject of Physics as mandated by the California Content Standards.
What follows is a pilot program to tie in the arts with the subject of Science (Physics) for 8th grade. By following the pacing guides and the California Science Standards combined with the Visual and Performing Arts requirements, these classes can be a national model for combining the arts with other subjects in elementary school.
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce