Specials - AMP IT UP
What is Amped UP?
Creation Lab (Art & Music)
The Richardson ISD VAPK12 art program begins at the elementary level with a designed, sequential curriculum provided by a highly qualified Art Teacher approximately 45 minutes per week.
The elementary art curriculum is designed to reflect the needs of all students represented on campus. Lessons are designed for students to look critically at art, think about concepts by asking questions, and collaborative discussions using artful thinking & other routines. Students plan out their art making process by sketching and problem-solving ideas before creating the art. After creation, students reflect and showcase their learning to the school community.
The Richardson ISD music program takes pre-k through 6th grade students through a sequential and developmental General Music curriculum taught by highly qualified Music Specialists for 45 minutes two times per week. All students in RISD are given the opportunity to expand their music education through real world performances from the Richardson Symphony Orchestra in 3rd grade, the symphony in 5th grade, and the Dallas Opera in 6th grade. A culminating opportunity to all students at the end of their 5th grade year is the ability to audition for our All-District Elementary Choir which is an honor choir for 6th grade students in RISD. The elementary curriculum is designed to develop a joy and appreciation of music; an understanding of culture from a variety of periods, peoples, and background; and skill and independence in singing, playing, listening, reading, writing and creating music.
Motor Lab (Physical Education)
A healthy, physically active student is more likely to be academically motivated, alert and successful. The program will enable students to develop individual knowledge and skills and attitudes to become healthy, physically active and productive members of society. To support the development of the whole child, all RISD campuses participate in the Coordinated School Health initiative. CSH advances student academic performance by helping students establish healthy behaviors designed to last their lifetime.