About Peninsula performs!

Welcome to Peninsula Performs!, a new arts education program that connects arts providers directly to students and educators in the Port Angeles School District (PASD). This curriculum-based arts integration approach uses music, dance, theater, and visual arts to find new entry points into learning and aligns with both Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards. Peninsula Performs! is expected to launch this fall for the 2022-2023 academic year.

What is Peninsula Performs?

Peninsula Performs! is an integrated arts education program that brings professional teaching artists into schools to teach curriculum in creative new ways. Programs must connect to both a Core Learning Standard in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and a Core Arts Standard in Theater, Dance, Music, or Visual Art.

Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process that connects an art form and another subject area, and meets evolving objectives in both.

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Who do we serve?

Meaningful arts-integrated experiences that advance student learning are delivered to K-12 students and educators in the Port Angeles School District, serving approximately 1,000+ students during this first-year launch. Peninsula Performs is committed to employing teaching artists who reside on the North Olympic Peninsula. It is imperative all students have access to an equitable delivery of arts education, which includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts that supports their educational, social, and emotional well-being, taught by certified professional arts educators in partnership with community arts providers.

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Program Details

  • Implemented during the school day, these programs help students learn curriculum through the arts. Student programs have clear learning objectives and are aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards and take place in the school building. 
  • Programs may be delivered by cultural and/or heritage organizations, educational institutions, independent teaching/performing artists, museums/art institutions, performing arts organizations, and/or performance groups/companies. 
  • Programs can be as short as one 45-minute session or as long as three one-hour sessions. 
  • All programs go through the Peninsula Performs program application and selection process by a committee of PASD educators, Field Hall’s Education Committee, and Field Hall staff. 
  • PASD educators use the Peninsula Performs roster to search and select programs at the start of the school year based on grade level, content area, or art form.

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