Arts in Education
Piney Woods has a long tradition of providing essential arts education to the community of Houston County and the surrounding area. When schools need to save money the arts are the first to be cut. Piney Woods works tirelessly to fill this gap to ensure that the students of Houston County have access to quality educational programs and exposure to world class performances.
Arts Improve Academic Performance...
Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and lower drop-out rates—benefits reaped by students regardless of socio-economic status. Students with 4 years of arts or music in high school average 100 points higher on the verbal and math portions of their SATs than students with just one-half year of arts or music. 89 percent of Americans believe that arts are part of a well-rounded K-12 education. – Americans for the Arts