Creativity is a driving force in the 21st century global economy, with the fastest growing jobs and emerging industries relying on the ability of workers to think unconventionally and use their imaginations.
(2007, National Center on Education and the Economy)
Experience with and knowledge of the arts are essential components of the P-12 curriculum in the 21stcentury. As the state of New Jersey works to transform public education to meet the needs of a changing world and the 21st century workforce, capitalizing on the unique ability of the arts to unleash creativity and innovation in our students is critical for success, as reflected in the mission and vision that follow:
Mission:Theartsenablepersonal,intellectual,social,economic,andhumangrowthbyfosteringcreativity andprovidingopportunitiesforexpressionbeyondthelimitsof language. Vision: An education in the arts fosters a population that: