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AHS Fine Arts Department

3 days ago

Did you know....

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE ARTS ARE:

  • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement 
  • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools 
  • 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair 
  • 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance 
  • Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently 
  • Read for pleasure nearly twice as often 
  • Perform community service more than four times as often 

(Study by  Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement of Teaching; 1998)

 

  • 93% of American consider the arts to be vital to providing a well-rounded education for children and a critical link to learning and success. (2005 Harris Poll)
  • 85 percent of surveyed business executives indicated that they are currently having difficulty recruiting individuals who possess creative ability with demand for creative people expected to grow as firms pursue innovation.
  • Creativity/innovation rates among the top five skills sought by US employers.
  • Among eleven high school subjects, superintendents rank arts activities among the top four.

(Ready to Innovate, from The Conference Board, Americans for the Arts, and the American Association of School Administrators)  

 

  • Arts education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has been proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries. 
  • Arts education has a measurable impact on at-risk youthin deterring delinquent behavior and truancy problems while also increasing overall academic performance among those youth engaged in after school and summer arts programs targeted toward delinquency prevention. 
  • Arts education in schools increases test scores across every subject area, lowers drop out rates and helps close the achievement gap regardless of socio-economic status.  

(Youth ARTS Development Project, 1996, U.S. Department of Justice; Arts Education Partnership, CAAE)

 

  • Fine Arts Courses Offered:
    Fine Arts Courses Offered:
    Art
    • Art I-IV
    • AP Art
    Band
    Choir
    Theatre Arts
    • Theatre Arts I-IV
    • Technical Theatre
    • Theatre Production
  • Fine Arts Courses Offered:
    Fine Arts Courses Offered:
    Art
    • Art I-IV
    • AP Art
    Band
    Choir
    Theatre Arts
    • Theatre Arts I-IV
    • Technical Theatre
    • Theatre Production
  • Fine Arts Courses Offered:
    Fine Arts Courses Offered:
    Art
    • Art I-IV
    • AP Art
    Band
    Choir
    Theatre Arts
    • Theatre Arts I-IV
    • Technical Theatre
    • Theatre Production
AHS Fine Arts