The Whole Schools Initiative is about comprehensive school reform using the arts. The program requires a strong six-year commitment from the school and district, and it is expected that the school and community continue to support their Whole Schools project site after the six years is complete. Unlike the other grant categories, Whole Schools offers and actually requires a training component. The Initiative is open to elementary, middle, and high schools. The goal of the Initiative is to educate every child in and through the arts. All members of the school community play an important role in this Initiative: the superintendent, the principal, arts and classroom teachers, students, parents, community organizations, local artists and businesses.
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