Doral Academy of Nevada: An Arts Integration School

Published On July 8, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Cafe Mom, Community, Education, Family, Just For Dads

There is a new school opening this Fall for students K-7 here in Southern Nevada.  Doral Academy of Nevada will be one of the newest charter schools opening in Las Vegas and parents who were able to get their children enrolled should have much to look forward to this coming academic year.  Using an arts integration teaching method, Doral Academy offers special classes such as music, arts, theater and foreign languages as well as the core curriculum of mathematics, English, science and social studies.

What Is a Charter School?

Charter schools are public elementary, middle or secondary schools that are relatively autonomous schools of choice. They operate under a charter, or contract, issued by a public entity such as a local school district or State Board of Education. – State of Nevada Charter School Authority

Basically a charter school is managed by a private entity with approval by the state of Nevada.  It differs from a regular CCSD school in that the curriculum can be tailored to be more challenging and innovative while still having to meet the minimum standards set forth by the State Board of Education.  For a list of the charter schools here in Nevada, click here.

Schoolchildren and their teacher in an art class

What Is Arts Integration?

In other words, using the arts (music, visual art, dance, theater, etc.) in various subject areas helps students to become more creative, have better comprehension and develop critical thinking skills.  According to Arts Integration Solutions, research has shown that students in this type of program tested higher and performed better than students in regular public schools.

For more information on Doral Academy of Nevada, visit their website or check out their page on Facebook.

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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