We are an OMA Gold School!
Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA) is an award winning nationally recognized arts integration program. Using a design based on brain-based research and the neurological development of children, students at every grade level receive an arts education that is integrated into the core curriculum.
As an OMA Gold school, students at Collier experience arts instruction at least twice per week. An arts integration specialist works with every student in the school, using theatre, music, dance and visual arts instruction to enhance the learning that is happening in each classroom. In addition, professional teaching artists and music educators work with individual grade levels. Kindergarten and second grade receive dance instruction. First grade students work with an opera team. Third graders receive recorder lessons, while fourth grade students study violin. Fifth grade students may choose to participate in band or orchestra.
Educators collaborate at every level to insure that instruction not only integrates into the core curricular areas, but also the areas of multiple intelligences, multicultural studies, and social/emotional learning.
Tucson Unified School District Opening Minds Through the Arts Program