Art classes provide substantial advantages for students as they increase a student 's will to learn and improve their academic standing not only in school, but in the real world as well.
Academic Effects of Art Education
Art education has a wide range of benefits for students that directly affects their academic progress and all aspects of their social lives. Programs that focus on art education have been shown to help motivate teens to stay in school and profoundly impact the way they view education. In fact, according to the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency strongly involved in Arts Education, the schools that offered their students the most access to art-related programs were in the top third of graduation rates. There is a significant relationship between participation in arts in high …show more content…
Art education allows students with financial problems to have a level playing field with those who do not have financial problems (Smith). For example, students with low-income families have a direct correlation between involvement in band and better math performance, more so than students who do not have low-income families. This is incredibly beneficial to students who are not given as many opportunities as the other students due to their income level. Also, students who partake in arts programs but have a lower socio-economic background than other students have a better chance of going to college and getting a degree (“Arts Education and Academic Achievement”). This would create more motivation in students who are economically disadvantaged to go to college and have a solid chance at graduating with a degree, meaning that more students are graduating high school and moving forward with their future, instead of settling because they don’t feel that they have the opportunity to do more. This shows that new opportunities are given to students who may not otherwise receive them when they participate in an arts program. Art programs not only assist students with getting into college, they also increase a