Oak Hills Elementary School in the Oak Park district is one of 20 schools in the state honored as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education or Physical Activity and Nutrition.
California Distinguished elementary schools were eligible to apply.
Oak Hills received the award in Physical Activity and Nutrition.
“We know that school offerings outside of core academic subject areas—in addition to sparking creative minds and producing healthy bodies—keep students engaged in school, connected, and on the path to graduation and 21st century careers and college,” state superintendent of schools Tom Torlakson said.
The awards were handed out this week in a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.