Louisiana

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Foundation in Fundamentals: The elementary grades shall provide a foundation in fundamentals of the language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, physical education, and cultural arts. (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXV Bulletin 741 § 2313 (D) 

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards

Louisiana Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards (2013)

Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Louisiana Arts Content Standards (2004)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Foundation in Fundamentals: The elementary grades shall provide a foundation in fundamentals of the language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, physical education, and cultural arts. (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXV Bulletin 741 § 2313 (D))

Elementary Time Requirements: Each public elementary school shall provide 60 minutes of instruction in the performing arts and 60 minutes of instruction in the visual arts each school week for students in kindergarten-grade eight. (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXV Bulletin 741 § 2313 (F))

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Foundation in Fundamentals: The elementary grades shall provide a foundation in fundamentals of the language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, physical education, and cultural arts. (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXV Bulletin 741 § 2313 (D))

Elementary Time Requirements: Each public elementary school shall provide 60 minutes of instruction in the performing arts and 60 minutes of instruction in the visual arts each school week for students in kindergarten-grade eight. (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXV Bulletin 741 § 2313 (F))

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum: For incoming freshmen in 2008-2009 and beyond who are completing the Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum, the minimum course requirements shall be the following: 1 unit of Arts [satisfied by:] 1 unit Art (§2333), Dance (§2337), Media Arts (§2354), Music (§2355), Theatre Arts, (§2369), or Fine Arts Survey. NOTE: Students may satisfy this requirement by earning half credits in two different arts courses. (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXV Bulletin 741 § 2318 (C.3))

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education Programs: 3 semester hours of arts [are required to fulfill the] General Education requirements for PK-3 [teacher] (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXXXI Bulletin 746 § 205); Grades 1-5 [teacher] (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXXXI Bulletin 746 § 207); Grades 4-8 [teacher]s (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXXXI Bulletin 746 § 209); Grades 6-12 [teacher] (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXXXI Bulletin 746 § 211); Grades K-12 [teacher] (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXXXI Bulletin 746 § 215); teachers of mild/moderate impairments 1-12 (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXXXI Bulletin 746 § 217)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Minimum Requirements for Approved Regular Education All-Level Programs for Grades K-12: (B) [For the] Focus Area, [the following requirements apply]: Art, 28 semester hours of Art coursework; Dance, 31 semester hours of Dance coursework; Vocal Music, 31 semester hours of Vocal Music coursework; Instrumental Music, 31 semester hours of Instrumental Music coursework; Vocal and Instrumental Music, 50 semester hours vocal and instrumental music coursework. (La. Admin. Code tit. 28 CXXXI Bulletin 746 § 215)

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts: It is the intent of the legislature to establish an independent, residential school for certain high school students with the express purpose of providing a more challenging educational experience for the gifted and talented children of this state and of developing such children to their full potential. (La. Rev. Stat. § 17:1961--Part II)

New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts: It is the intent of the legislature to establish a college-based residential school for certain high school students with the express purpose of providing a more challenging educational experience and a more enriched creative environment for the children of this state who have a demonstrated talent for and interest in pursuing the creative and performing arts and of developing such children to their full potential. This school will serve only as a magnet school for the arts, and not as a magnet school for mathematics nor the sciences. (La. Rev. Stat. § 17:1970)

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Louisiana Administrative Code

Links to State Statutes

Louisiana Revised Statutes

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2012-2013

Date of Release/Publication

2014

Population or Sample

Population

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

School

Response Rate to Survey

209 responses were received, representing 16.3% of all K-12 public schools in Louisiana.

Survey Report

Arts Education in the South Phase I

Date of Past Survey

2009

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

710,903

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

15.3

Per Pupil Expenditures

$11,954

% High School Graduation Rate

68.8%

% High School Drop-out Rate

10.7%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

66.2%

% Minority Students

53.0%

% English Language Learners

2.0%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

11.4%