• Arts education benefits both students and society; students of the arts gain powerful tools for:

    • understanding human experiences, both past and present;
    • teamwork and collaboration;
    • making decisions creatively and solving problems, when no prescribed answers exist;
    • adapting to and respecting others' diverse ways of thinking, working, and expressing themselves;
    • understanding the influence of the arts and their power to create and reflect cultures;
    • analyzing nonverbal communication, and making informed judgments about products and issues; and,
    • Communicating effectively.

    The arts are core subjects in the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the NCBasic Education Program, and, as such, are included as core subjects every student should learn as part of a balanced curriculum for all children in North Carolina. While not all students will become professional dancers, musicians, actors, or visual artists, all students will benefit from skills and processes that are developed through the arts and that can be applied in a variety of disciplines and settings.

    North Carolina has implemented state standards for Honors credit in the four different Arts Education areas. These areas are dance, theatre arts, music (band, chorus and orchestra) and visual arts. All courses at the Proficient and Advanced levels are inherently honors. All courses (including honors) may be taken more than once for credit. Students must demonstrate proficiency at the current level before advancing to the next level. Students who demonstrate proficiency may skip levels based on assessments for the content area.

    Specific performing and visual arts courses, along with their associated proficiency levels, are listed below. Please contact the individual school for more detailed information about any of the offerings listed in this Course of Study.

    Dixon High School

     

    Beginning

    Intermediate

    Proficient

    Advanced

    Concert Band

    Band

     

    X

    X

    X

    Marching Band

    Band

     

     

     

     

    Marching Band – Percussion

    Band

     

     

     

     

    Wind Ensemble

    Band

     

    X

    X

    X

    Guitar

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Piano

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    X

    X

       X

       X

    Drawing and Painting

    Visual Arts Specialization

     

     

    X

    X

    Ceramics

    Visual Arts Specialization

                         X

     

     

     

    Chamber Chorus

    Vocal Music

     

     

    X

    X

    Concert Chorus

    Vocal Music

     

    X

    X

    X

    Vocal Music

    Vocal Music

    X

    X

     

     

    Orchestra

    Orchestra

    X

    X

                        X

     

     

    Jacksonville High School

     

    Beginning

    Intermediate

    Proficient

    Advanced

    Cardinal Jazz Band

    Band

     

    X

    X

     

    Concert Band

    Band

     

    X

     

     

    Marching Band

    Band

     

     

     

     

    Wind Ensemble

    Band

     

     

    X

    X

    Music Appreciation

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Chamber Orchestra

    Orchestra

     

     

    X

    X

    Stringed Orchestra

    Orchestra

     

    X

     

     

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    X

    X

    X

     

    Ceramics

    Visual Arts Specialization

    X

    X

    X

     

    Cardinal Singers

    Vocal Music

     

     

    X

    X

    Cardinal Voice

    Vocal Music

     

     

    X

    X

    Chamber Singers

    Vocal Music

     

     

    X

    X

    Mixed Chorale

    Vocal Music

    X

    X

     

     

    Theatre Arts

    Theatre

    X

     

     

     

     

    Northside High School

     

    Beginning

    Intermediate

    Proficient

    Advanced

    Marching Band

    Band

     

     

     

     

    Concert Band

    Band

        X

    X

     

     

    Wind Ensemble

    Band

     

     

    X

    X

    Percussion Ensemble

    Band

        X

    X

    X

    X

    Dance

    Dance

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Music Theory

    Music Specialization

     

    X

     

     

    Piano

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Orchestra

    Orchestra

    X

     

     

    X

    AP Art History

    Visual Arts

     

     

     

    X

    Concert Choir

    Vocal Music

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Show Choir

    Vocal Music

     

     

     

    X

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    X

    X

    X

    X


    Richlands High School

     

    Beginning

    Intermediate

    Proficient

    Advanced

    Dance

    Dance

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Marching Band

    Band

    X

     

     

     

    Symphonic Band

    Band

     

     

     

     

    Guitar

    Music

    X

    X

     

     

    Music Theory

    Music

     

     

     

     

    Piano

    Music

    X

     

     

     

    Orchestra

    Orchestra

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Vocal Music

    Vocal Music

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Girls Chorus

    Vocal Music

     

     

    X

    X

    Theatre

    Fine Arts

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    Southwest High School

     

    Beginning

    Intermediate

    Proficient

    Advanced

    Band

    Band

     

    X

    X

    X

    Guitar

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Music Appreciation

    Music Specialization

     

     

     

     

    Orchestra

    Orchestra

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Vocal Music

    Vocal Music

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    Swansboro High School

     

    Beginning

    Intermediate

    Proficient

    Advanced

    Band

    Band

     

    X

    X

    X

    Marching Band

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Percussion Ensemble

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Guitar

    Music Specialization

    X

    X

     

     

    Piano

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Music Theory

    Music Specialization

     

     

    X

     

    Theatre Arts

    Theatre Arts

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Ceramics

    Visual Arts Specialization

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Fine Crafts

    Visual Arts Specialization

    X

    X

     

     

    Vocal Music

    Vocal Music

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    White Oak High School

     

    Beginning

    Intermediate

    Proficient

    Advanced

    Concert Band

    Band

     

    X

     

     

    Freshman Band

    Band

     

    X

     

     

    Symphonic Band

    Band

     

     

    X

     

    Wind Ensemble

    Band

     

     

     

    X

    Beginning Guitar

    Music Specialization

                     X

     

     

     

    Beginning Piano

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Jazz Ensemble

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Marching Band

    Music Specialization

    X

     

     

     

    Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    X

     

     

     

    Drawing and Painting

    Visual Arts Specialization

     

    X

    X

     

    Fiber Art

    Visual Arts Specialization

     

    X

     

     

      Ceramics

    Visual Arts Specialization

    X

    X

     

     

      Chamber Choir

    Vocal Music

     

     

    X

    X

      Vocal Music-Mixed Ensemble

    Vocal Music

    X

    X

     

     

      Vocal Music-Belle Vocal Ensemble

    Vocal Music

     

     

    X

    X

      AP Studio Art: 2D Design

     

     

     

     

     

      AP Studio Art: 3D Design

     

     

     

     

     


     
     

     

  • Art History - Advanced Placement

  • Art of Fashion - Intermediate

  • Band - Advanced

  • Band - Intermediate

  • Band - Proficient

  • Ceramics - Advanced

  • Ceramics - Beginning

  • Ceramics - Intermediate

  • Ceramics - Proficient

  • Dance - Advanced

  • Dance - Beginning

  • Dance - Intermediate

  • Dance - Proficient

  • Drawing and Painting - Intermediate

  • Fiber Art - Intermediate