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About the Arts

Welcome to the Visual and Performing Arts Classes at Lincoln.  We here at Lincoln High School wish to promote the creative cognitive intelligences of our students.  Green (2001) states, "The arts are a dynamic presence in our daily lives, enabling us to express our creativity while challenging our intellect. Through the arts, high school students have a unique means of expression that captures their passions and emotions and allows them to explore ideas, subject matter, and culture in delightfully different ways. Achievement in the arts cultivates essential skills, such as problem solving, creative thinking, effective planning, time management, teamwork, effective communication, and an understanding of technology." 
Excerpt by RUTH E. GREEN President, California State Board of Education and JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction, edited by Ms. Perkins. Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2001 by the California Department of Education.