For over 66 years, San Joaquin County Office of Education has placed an emphasis on arts education.
We are fortunate in San Joaquin County that our local districts and schools support the arts and the extraordinary value it provides our students. We know that music and the arts have a profound effect on students’ achievement in mathematics, science, language arts and beyond. In fact, studies continue to show that students who participate in music and art programs outperform their peers in academic achievement and assessments. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, said “I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities; the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”