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Communication and Creative Arts

collage of studentsCarrillo’s Communication and Creative Arts theme is based upon the Arizona Career and College Ready Standards. Each grade level plans integrated thematic units with an emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and listening, and incorporating visual and performing arts. Most units include a summative assessment that requires students to use technology to show what they have learned during the unit.

Specialists classes consist of: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Technology. Each students spends one hour per week in each of the specialist classes listed above. Students continually work on grade level units in their homeroom classrooms that collaborate with their specialist classes.

Performing Arts

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Ms. Marta Holl gives students an incredible learning experience. Cougars learn to play instruments, sing, dance, and perform on stage.

Visual Arts

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Ms. Elsmarie DeMars brings a vast knowledge that excites student learning. Students create projects through painting, pottery, and other methods.


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Mr. Jonathan Matsushino encourages Cougars to use technology in their everyday learning. Carrillo is very fortunate to have a full computer lab, two roving sets of laptops, and a class set of iPads.

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