• World-Class Knowledge

    • ​The Arts teach a diverse and transferable set of learning skills. ​
    • Arts courses enable learners to be creative in their approach to problem solving and to visualize concepts in new ways. ​
    • Rigorous, comprehensive, and sequential arts programs based on the 2017 South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Standards provide a foundation for college and career opportunities. ​

    World-Class Skills ​

    • The 2017 South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Standards set achievable, measurable goals to build knowledge and skills necessary to prepare learners for the future workplace. ​
    • Artistic processes develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as learners create, refine, and reflect on their work and the works of others.
    • Through collaborative arts experiences, learners acquire skills necessary to communicate effectively as part of a team. ​

    Life and Career Characteristics

    • ​Learning in the arts through history and culture broadens global perspectives. ​
    • Rigorous quality arts experiences require learners to persevere through experimentation, repetition, and mastery of their arts discipline. ​
    • The arts require learners to be disciplined, dedicated, and demonstrate a strong worth ethic. ​