Jack Anderson Elementary


The goal of the JAE’s music curriculum is to present a program of sequential musical learning designed to develop an appreciation of the joy of music making; an understanding of culture and fine arts from a variety of periods and peoples; and skill and independence in performing, reading, writing and creating music.

This goal will be achieved as students learn in observance of the National Standards of Music Education (NSME):

1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

5. Reading and notating music.

6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

7. Evaluating music and music performances.

8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Students will be graded based on their level of effort towards skill mastery.


Jack Anderson Elementary is an exuberant learning community that focues on enriching the academic, social, and emotional success for every student, every day.


Jack Anderson Elementary is committed to:

  • enriching every student, every day, in integrated learning experiences that are relevant and necessary for the next level of success.
  • empowering learners to interact with purposeful dialogue as they ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.
  • ensuring a collaborative culture exists to increase the capacity of staff as we evolve in professional and leadership opportunities.
  • entrusting strong community partners who provide guidance and assistance ncecessary for sustaining innovative progress.