Providing the highest quality of music education for all students


Arts education plays an integral part in the life of an educated citizen


Theatre nurtures alternative ways of learning, and serve the widely divergent needs of all students


Providing the best age-appropriate dance education experiences for all students



Our Mission:

The Visual & Performing Arts, Division of Academics is committed to ensuring that all students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools are engaged in creating, developing, and molding their talents and abilities in a challenging, safe and nurturing environment.


Our Beliefs

Our Future:

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Academics believes that every child has the right to a complete education and that the arts are among the critical core subject areas. Our mission is to assure that all students have the opportunity to develop their artistic, creative, and physical tunities, research-based instructional strategies, technology-infused instruction, career path exploration, community service opportunities, real-world learning, enhanced parental involvement, and programs which include partnerships, talents, skills, and abilities in a challenging, safe, and nurturing environment. To that end, the division provides direction and assistance to enable schools to nurture high student achievement and foster academic excellence through quality curriculum development, innovative educational choices, enriched learning opporcollaborations, and multicultural projects that support the district's priorities. Our belief is that a multicultural learning environment that is reflective of Miami-Dade County and promotes high expectations is essential to preparing the entire community of learners to be successful in meeting the challenges of tomorrow.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Visual & Performing Arts, Division of Academics
1501 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 308
Miami, FL 33132