New York

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Not found in statute or code.

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards

New York Prekindergarten Learning Standards (2011)

Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Learning Standards of New York State (1996)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Program Requirements (Pre-K-Grade 4): During grades one through four, all students shall receive instruction that is designed to facilitate their attainment of the State elementary learning standards in: (v) the arts, including visual arts, music, dance and theatre. (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 100.3)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Program Requirements (Grades 5-8): During grades five and six, all students shall receive instruction that is designed to facilitate their attainment of the State intermediate learning standards in the seven general curriculum areas: (v) the arts, including visual arts, music, dance and theatre. Units of study in grades seven and eight: (ix) the arts, including one half unit of study in the visual arts, and one half unit of study in music.  (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 100.4)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School General School Requirements: All public school districts shall offer students the opportunity to begin an approved sequence in the arts in grade nine. (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 100.2(h))
Arts Requirements for High School Graduation Students first entering grade nine in the 2008-2009 school year and thereafter must have earned at least 22 units of credit to receive either a Regents or local high school diploma [including] visual arts and/or music, dance, or theatre, one unit of credit. (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 100.5(a)(3))

(i) A student may obtain…the unit of credit in visual arts and/or music, dance or theatre required…in the following manner: (a) by participating in a school’s major performing groups, such as band, chorus, orchestra, dance group or theatre group; or b) by participating, only in exceptional situations, in an advanced out-of-school art or music activity. Credit for such participation shall be upon recommendation by the student’s visual arts, music, dance or theatre teacher, shall be approved by the visual arts, music, dance or theatre department chairperson, if there is one, and by the school principal, and shall be consistent with the goals and objectives of the school’s visual arts, music, dance, and/or theatre program. (ii) A student may receive a unit of credit for participation in such activities if such participation is equivalent to a unit of study, or a student may receive one half unit of credit for such activity equivalent to one half unit of study. (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 100.5(d)(2))
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

Curricula in Teacher Education: [For] programs leading to initial certificates valid for teaching early childhood education (birth through grade 2), childhood education (grades 1 through 6), [and] middle childhood education (grades 5 through 9): the candidate [shall have] a knowledge base for teaching to the State learning standards for students [which includes the arts]. (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 52.21(b)3)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Teacher Education: In addition to meeting the general requirements,...the content core shall be a major or its equivalent in the subject area of the certificate that provides a knowledge base for assisting students in meeting the State learning standards for students, as applicable to one of the following subjects: dance, family and consumer sciences, health education, music, physical education, technology education, theatre, or visual arts. (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 52.21(b)3-v)

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

New York State Summer School of the Arts: The New York State Summer School of the Arts shall include the following residence schools: (1) School of Ballet; (2) School of Choral Studies; (3) School of Film/Media; (4) School of Modern Dance; (5) School of Orchestral Studies; (6) School of Technical Theatre Arts; (7) School of Theatre; (8) School of Visual Arts; and (9) School of Written Expression. (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 111.1)

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

New York Codes, Rules and Regulations

Links to State Statutes

Laws of New York

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

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Date of Release/Publication

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Population or Sample

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Unit of Analysis (school or district)

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Response Rate to Survey

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Survey Report

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Date of Past Survey

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Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

2,710,703

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

13.1

Per Pupil Expenditures

$20,617

% High School Graduation Rate

76.0%

% High School Drop-out Rate

6.4%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

47.9%

% Minority Students

52.8%

% English Language Learners

7.5%

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

16.6%