Michael Bell (410)758-2403 ext. 138
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, Maryland 21617
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 as such need to be integrated in students’ programs throughout their education. Within the curriculum of visual and performing arts, learners are actively engaged as observers, organizers, creators, and evaluators.
Fine Arts classes provide opportunities for all students to demonstrate:
- the ability to perceive and respond to experiences;
- an understanding of the fine arts in historical, cultural, and social contexts;
- skills and attitudes to organize knowledge and ideas for creative expression and performance in the fine arts; and
- the ability to apply criteria to aesthetic decision making.
At the elementary level, students have experiences in art and music with the opportunity to participate in beginning band in grade 5.
At the middle school level, instruction in art and general music continue; instrumental and choral music are offered for students who wish to hone their performance skills.
At the high school level, students have the same opportunity to pursue courses in art, choral and instrumental music as well as music theory, dance, and theater. All elementary and middle school courses are aligned with the (Maryland State Curriculum for Fine Arts) High school courses are aligned with the Essential Learner Outcomes. All high school students are required to complete at least one credit in Fine Arts to receive a Maryland High School diploma. Descriptions of high school courses can be accessed in the Program of Study.
Courses offered at the high school include the following:
AP Art History
Fundamentals of Arts
Three Dimensional Studies
Dance I - Introduction to Dance
Dance II - Beginning Dance
Dance III - Intermediate Dance
Dance IV - Advanced Dance
Marching Band/Band Front
Actor's Studio I
Actor's Studio II
Introduction to Theater