Mission: To increase access to arts education for all students in all the arts in Davenport Community District BASICS schools.
Vision: To implement the BASICS Model Arts School Process in all Davenport Community District Schools with the support of community partnerships enabling all students to learn in an atmosphere where the arts engage learning and self-fulfillment.
Art Basics History
The BASICS program is an initiative originally sponsored by the Iowa Alliance for ARTS Education and funded in part by a grant from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts to promote and develop “Model Arts Education Schools” in Iowa communities. McKinley Elementary has been an Arts BASICS school for three years. Last year, McKinley students performed an integrated concert celebrating American music and dance.
You can find more about our program by visiting ArtBasics.org