FINE ARTS VISION & MISSION
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, in its commitment to educating the whole child, embraces the belief that “the fine arts are among humanity’s greatest aesthetic and intellectual achievements” (Maryland Essential Learner Outcomes for Fine Arts) and need to be integrated in students’ programs throughout their education. Our vision is to increase the access, equity and quality of arts education in Queen Anne's County through rigorous and meaningful child-centered learning experiences.
The Fine Arts Program (visual arts, music, theatre, media arts and dance) in Queen Anne’s County is designed to foster creative potential in each student and provide a high quality, sequential program of studies which communicates a broad range of customs, beliefs, ideas and feelings. The fine arts are the primary means of transmitting culture throughout history, influencing a broad range of discovery and 21st Century skills in various disciplines. The fine arts are an essential part of every child’s learning and cognitive development, sharpening analytical skills, encouraging abstract associations, innovative critical thinking, self-direction, perseverance and creative problem solving.
How it Started & How it's Going
Planning Guidance during COVID-19
Supervisor Bell has been working with other Fine Arts State Supervisors to provide guidance documents for the state, in addition to over 130 hours of professional development opportunities and virtual town halls this summer. Social Emotional Learning opportunities have also been made available through the Arts that align with MSDE Fine Arts Standards, Professional Learning Priorities and Arts Experiences. Please view our "Arts Together" guidance and our "SEL Through the Arts" documents here: https://www.msdefinearts.org/statewide-arts-resources
Maryland State Fine Arts Graduation Requirement—1 Credit
Read an interview with Michael Bell on QACPS's fine arts programs by clicking here.
View our Supervisor's exciting new "Arts Teen of the Week" Spotlight features here!
Visual Arts teachers all have access to ArtEdPRO as an online Curriculum Resource.
Performing Arts teachers have access to Quaver as an online Curriculum Resource.
Theatre teachers have access to TheatreFolk as an online Curriculum Resource.
Dance teachers have access to CLI Studios as an online Curriculum Resource.
All curricula are matched to the Maryland State Fine Arts Standards:
- Maryland State Fine Arts Standards: https://www.msdefinearts.org/maryland-fine-arts-standards
- National Core Arts Standards: https://www.nationalartsstandards.org/
Contact: Michael Bell, NBCT
Supervisor of Instruction
Visual and Performing Arts / World Languages / Media
Queen Anne's County Public Schools
202 Chesterfield Ave. Centreville, Maryland 21617
Office: 410.758.2403 #138
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgKimberly Adams
Administrative SecretaryOffice: 410.758.2403 #175Email: email@example.com