Visual and Performing Arts

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Henri Morris once said, “I do not want art for a few, any more than I want education for a few, or freedom for a few.” The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is committed to ensuring every child in the county experiences a comprehensive curriculum. A high-quality education in the arts, including the subject areas of dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts, is an integral component of a comprehensive approach. The arts teach our children more than just how to dance, sing, act, or paint; they facilitate students’ learning in all subject areas and foster creative thinking, problem solving, decision making, individual responsibility, and teamwork. The arts in education better prepare students for college and career by giving them the necessary skills to be successful and competitive in today’s global market. The SCOE Visual and Performing Arts Program supports the arts in Region 6 Delta Sierra which includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties.

Program Goals 

Provide support, education, and opportunities for students and teachers that work to ensure the Visual and Performing Arts are a vibrant part of the everyday educational experiences of students throughout Region 6.

Develop leadership and capacity for quality arts education in county schools and districts through professional development opportunities, and the regularly convening Arts Education Leadership Team (AELT).

Maintain and create alliances to work effectively with community partners to increase the opportunities for students and teachers across the counties.   

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SCOE Provides 

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum

The Stanislaus County Office of Education Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Program is proud to offer a Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum for Kindergarten through Sixth grades. Designed with the general education teacher in mind, the curriculum is broken down into grade-level specific curriculum books. Each  curriculum book includes 10 hands-on, arts integrated lessons aligning to California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and California Visual Arts Standards. When appropriate, the lessons also integrate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and California Social Studies Content Standards.

Each grade-level curriculum book includes: -10 hands-on, visual art lessons integrating CA Common Core State Standards for ELA & CA Visual Arts Standards -At least 1 lesson integrating writing -At least 1 STEAM lesson -At least 2 lessons integrating Next Generation Science Standards -At least 1 lesson integrating CA Social Studies Content Standards -Written and visual directions for completing each lesson -Access to downloadable Power Point presentations for each lesson -2 rubrics for assessing student work

If you would like to order curriculum booklets, please click here for the interactive order form.
A license to download one curriculum book for use in one classroom is $30 / per grade level book. 

Please watch: Instructions on how to purchase and receive your download link can be found by clicking here.

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum Kindergarten

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum Grade 1

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum Grade 2

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum Grade 3

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum Grade 4

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum Grade 5

Visual Arts Integrated Curriculum Grade 6

Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Amy Bultena
Amy Bultena, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator
(209) 238-1337
Helen Markiss
Helen Markiss, Event Planning Specialist II
(209) 238-1318