Essentials

Welcome to Hamilton Essentials page. We are CPS Creative Schools Certified Category 1: Excelling. To meet this certification, our arts programs align with goals and priorities outlined in the CPS Arts Education Plan, including Staffing & Instruction, Partnerships, Community & Culture, and Budget & Planning. We offer three courses this year:

Music – Mr. William Thompson

Dance – Ms. Einnaf Smith

Multimedia Arts – Mr. Juven Macias

Our integrated and inquiry-based curriculum prepares students for life-long learning in the arts and aligns with the Hamilton Mission and Vision.

Essentials Schedule for SY17-18
Classrooms will engage in six-week long project-based learning in Multimedia Arts three times per year. During these sessions, students will go to Multimedia Arts Monday-Thursday, and then alternate between Music and Dance on Fridays.

When classrooms are not in the six-week cycle above, they will have Music and Dance twice-three times per week, and alternate Fridays in Multimedia Arts.