What Makes Our School Special

  • We offer Chinese, music, band, orchestra, visual art, library and physical education in rotation. In addition, the five components of the arts (music, drama, dance, visual art, and media/digital art) are naturally integrated into daily instruction, which fosters mastery of higher-level content. Dixie students also apply 21st-century skills: collaboration, creativity, communication, critical and creative thinking, character development, and high-quality human relationships.

    All classrooms are equipped with SmartBoard interactive technology, and all classrooms have individual computer stations. In addition, a Dell/PC lab, Mac lab, portable computer labs and iPods/iPads are available. Dixie provides regular opportunities for students to learn and develop benchmarked proficiencies in Mandarin Chinese and offers multiple opportunities for all students to experience a range of global cultures, issues, and connections. Through a digitally interactive curriculum called Quaver Music, students can access individually from home and school. Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in the orchestra, and fifth-graders can play in the band. Other opportunities include Glee, percussion, and primary chorus.

    Dixie has a full-time gifted and talented teacher to provide services in math, reading, leadership, and creative writing. We also offer auditions in visual art, music, drama, and dance to differentiate learning needs. Students meeting the gifted criteria in the arts will qualify for extra services during the regular school day.