Alan Greenspan once said, “The economy of the 21st Century is the economy of ideas.” We, at WACA, believe that this is a mandate for arts education--An education that focuses on the creation of ideas, problem solving, and expression of creativity.
We know from our teaching, coaching, and parenting that arts are a vital and expanding element of our school culture. We recognize who our students are, and the culture they bring to our halls. In highlighting the arts, we will provide an environment of trust, a free exchange of ideas, excitement, energy and creativity. By channeling the arts as a means of expression, we will be preparing our students for the next stages of their lives.
We believe that art crosses ethnic and racial lines.
We believe that all students, no matter their language abilities, can find a voice in art.
We believe that art and communication provide an approach to acquiring knowledge and skills that will enhance learning in the traditional core subjects.
We believe that passion and interest in the arts can lead to personal and professional success in the outside world.
We believe that students can create meaningful and critical connections between all they learn if they are given the time and opportunity.
We believe that students want to learn, be successful, and conduct themselves appropriately.
We believe in the importance of teachers as advocates: a guide to a group of students who acts as counselor, mentor, advisor, and academic coach.
We believe that education that focuses on the creation of ideas, problem solving, and expression of creativity
We believe in the techniques of creativity- improvisation, inquiry, composition, interpretation, practice, performance, and critique- are tools of powerful learning.
Special Accommodations/Non Discrimination
Woodburn School District meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Please contact Peppi Kosikowski, Assistant HR Specialist at 503-981.2713.
The Woodburn School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Woodburn School District to comply with state and federal laws and promote nondiscrimination and an environment free of harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment.
All Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in this school district will be open to all students. The District will take steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE Programs.
WACA's Vision and Mission
The Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy seeks to build a community of learners who through their passion for art develop the techniques of creativity in order to become innovative members of a diverse global society
To provide a rigorous academic and arts education for students through engagement in the techniques of creativity, empowering students to become independent, questioning innovators who are passionate to learn.