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​Merced County school districts have suspended in-class instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and transitioned to distance learning. Click on the links below for information and resources. ​

Los distritos escolares del condado de Merced​ han suspendido la instrucción en clase​ durante el resto del año escolar 2019-20 y han pasado a la educación a distancia. Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener información y recursos.

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Steve M. Tietjen, Ed.D | County Superintendent of Schools

VAPA Resources

Merced County Office of Education


VAPA Resources for Schools & Districts​

​"Crafting a Creative Merced County"​

The Arts at MCOE

In order to offer a world-class education to students  across the county, 
MCOE is promoting and providing VAPA resourcing to districts, schools, 
educators and administrators. The Visual 
and Performing Arts offerings at MCOE 
operate  based on a set of Core Beliefs 
for arts advocacy and access 
as well as a set of Key Intentions that 
serve as overarching goals for 
arts education.

1.     Students NEED the Arts: like they need science, math, water and air; they are a critical part of a well-rounded high-quality education, as needed to produce empathetic and globally-conscious members of society.
2.     Students DESERVE the Arts: through good or bad times, in sickness or in health, the arts are not a privilege to be awarded only to the wealthy or the well-behaved.
3.     Students CAN HAVE the Arts: there are creative options and advocacy strategies to get students the arts that they require in order to thrive, and we are prepared to exhaust every last one of them.

The Key Intentions

1.     To Create – Develop programming for students and professional development for teachers and administrators.
2.     To Collaborate – Nourish relationships across disciplines and communities in order to go further with more wide-reaching resources.
3.     To Connect – Plug students in to the community, community to students, and students back to the schools.
4.     To Celebrate – Widely announce, hold space for, and celebrate the wonderful and widely relevant opportunities for creativity in our county and beyond.

Newly Adopted California VAPA Standards!

Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards: Information and resources pertaining to the Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts in California Public Schools

VAPA Content Standards 

…ask about how Miss Noelle can support your teachers 
in hitting new VAPA standards in the classroom by emailing!

Broadway Show Choir: Registration NOW OPEN!
For Students...

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Professional Development Opportunities with Miss Noelle: 
Arts Integration, Enrichment, Engagement and More!


MCOE is working with the Merced County Arts Council ​CAPOL_1000x697.png

to coordinate Poetry Out Loud for high school students!

If you are a high school English teacher in Merced County

interested in having your students participate in a 

nation-wide poetry competition and have 

teaching artists come directly to your classroom

AT NO COST TO YOU, please send an email 

with "Poetry Out Loud" in the title to

Arts Represent @ CISC 2020: Contribute by Making a Paper Flower!

Visit to register!


Teaching Artistry by MCOE!

Bring in Miss Noelle for teaching artistry in standards-based dance, acting, writing, music, or visual art!

​MCSD Spotlight Performances Welcome!

Bring Miss Noelle and VAPA at MCOE to You

Facilitate Your Personal Arts Strategy

Menu of On-Campus Theatre Options

Professional Development with Miss Noelle

Noelle Chandler
Arts Education Consultant 
Phone (209) 761-5666  Fax:  381-6774​


Heather Woody
Administrative Secretary
Phone (209) 381-5976  Fax: 381-6774


Physical Address: 

MCOE Downtown Professional Development Center​

1715 Canal Street, 3rd Floor

Merced CA 95340

​​Office Hours:  M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mailing Address:

Merced County Offic​​e of Education

632 W. 13th Street

Merced, CA 95341

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