The Highland Park Arts Night fundraiser contributes to the Salt Lake Education Foundation, which is a 501c3 that funds our arts programs in our school. Highland Park Elementary is a model school for the arts and is one of the few schools in the nation that provides visual art, music, and dance to all students. Our 5th and 6th graders also have the option of taking band, strings and drama.
All the arts specialists have been trained to integrate their art specialties with classroom curriculum so that core subjects are being reinforced through the arts as well as knowledge of and appreciation for music, dance, visual art and drama. The money for these arts specialists, including our art teacher, dance specialists, drama teacher, and music teachers, comes from grants and the money raised at our Arts Night fundraiser.