The Arts Education Program at GHCDS strives to give a child the tools to explore and express their ideas, feelings and experiences through several means of artistic expression. Through music, visual arts, drama and literature we look to provide opportunities where students are exposed to aesthetic experiences and can develop awareness for the same. We create opportunities for our students to be creative whether through visual, aural, tactile and spacial qualities of their environment. We aim to awaken self- expression and offer training in various techniques that help maximize and showcase, natural abilities and potential. Through imagination and joyful participation in all areas of the arts, students explore and pursue their cultures, in local, national and global arenas, and across the ages. As students grow in their experience, we teach the value of building confidence and self-esteem in the process of self- critique and evaluation. The overall goal is positive personal growth through creative self-expression.