Quail Hollow Integrated Arts (QHIA) is a hybrid program within our SLVUSD Charter School, serving students in the 7th and 8th grade, offering an interdisciplinary curriculum and a dynamic approach to learning where the arts are central to academics. Adhering to Adopted California Education Standards, students actively create, communicate through, and respond to their own and other’s work in the disciplines of visual arts, dance, music, and theatre, enhancing the understanding of and connections between core content areas. Collaborative Learning is integral to the program, using a variety of methodologies including Problem Based Learning, Inquiry Based Learning, and Socratic Seminar. QHIA is a hybrid program, with an online component in core content areas, combined with a classroom experience for student collaboration and teacher support. Parents work in partnership with the credentialed teacher to determine the amount of independent study and classroom attendance that best supports their student.
Please follow this link to the SLVUSD Charter website for more information.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
AMBER WALKERAmber Walker has been an arts educator in the San Lorenzo Valley for 20 years, teaching dance and theater to students ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years old. She was director and choreographer for Little People's Theater in Ben Lomond for eight years, taught dance classes for kids and adults at the Boulder Creek Rec Hall for 15 years, and directed and choreographed theater for students in the San Lorenzo Valley for the past 20 years at the SLVUSD Charter School and SLV High School. Upon earning her teaching credential in 2011, she has incorporated arts education into her full time classroom teaching and also in after school arts programs.