|UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa welcomed AISD to Bauer House.|
I spoke about access issues in fine arts education, and about how fine arts helps support achievement. In the 2010-11 school year, AISD had 1,773 students enrolled in fine arts classes with three or more years of coursework in the fine arts. These students had a 2.18% higher rate of attendance than the district average for all high school students, with a 99.67% promotion rate during the 2010-11 school year. Our preliminary study shows highly engaged Fine Arts students pass the TAKS in all subjects at a higher rate than the average of all high school students.
Thanks to Dr. Cigarroa and the University of Texas for hosting a fantastic evening of music. Our students really got to shine!