The Halton District School Board offers a rich variety of arts programming designed to enhance and motivate the artistry and imagination of Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. These programs include visual arts, music, drama and dance. The Board implements the
Ontario Ministry of Education’s elementary and
secondary arts curriculum.
Students will have opportunities to think and feel as they explore, problem solve, express, interpret, and evaluate the process and the results of the arts experiences they are engaged. The arts provide a natural vehicle through which students can explore and express themselves, as well as discover and interpret the world around them.
HDSB elementary and secondary schools offer a variety of arts opportunities. These arts opportunities may be whole school events (e.g.,Music Monday, Arts Night), grade/division specific initiatives (e.g., an experiential learning opportunity for music) and/or extra-curricular teams/clubs (e.g., Primary Choir, Drama Club, School Musical/Play, Sketching Club). For further details about what’s happening at your child/ren’s school, please contact the school directly.
The Halton District School Board offers a
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
program in Arts and Culture. It gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Arts and Culture sector while still in high school. The SHSM program has a number of required components designed to help students pursue post-secondary opportunities.