Frisco Independent School District has been honored as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States in 2016 for its outstanding commitment to music education.
Frisco ISD joins 476 districts from across the country in receiving this prestigious award from NAMM Foundation, a national non-profit foundation. FISD was also a winner in 2013.
The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, FISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
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