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K-12 Performing Arts: Elementary Performing Arts

NH Model Arts Competencies

The NH Arts Model Competencies serve as the base of our work in the Salem School District Performing Arts department. The four artistic processes of Creating, Performing/Presenting, Responding, and Connecting are the overarching goals for all students in the elementary level. On the elementary report card, parents will see specific standards-based expectations in each of the four competency areas, along with two effort/participation statements. 

In tandem with the NH Arts Model Competencies, the study of performing and visual arts are interconnected with social-emotional learning. The document below outlines the connection between our four NH Arts Model Competencies of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting, and 19 individual social-emotional learning competencies organized by the 5 CASEL Core Competencies. 

This document aims to show the intricate and inextricable connection between social-emotional learning and performing arts education. We are proud to provide opportunities in our K-12 Performing Arts Department for students to learn and build their artistic skills while also building and maintaining SEL competencies.