High School Extended Day
PVA Extended Day (EXD) courses are an integral component of the program.
PVA EXD courses are credit bearing classes with the same attendance, behavior, and progress expectations as classes held during the regular-day instructional program.
This page is designed to offer students, parents and the general public a comprehensive and centralized view of the course offerings, requirements, and other pertinent information necessary to make intelligent choices in preparation for student scheduling in Extended Day. It is provided as a "quick reference" for information concerning Extended Day requirements, Project Offerings, Applied Lessons, and GCC requirements.
Global Community Citizenship through Foundations of Performing & Visual Arts. Introductory PVA course designed to explore the values and diversity of our local, national, and global communities through Project-Based Learning. This course is required of all 9th Grade, and 10th Grade Non-AACPS transfer students.
Applied Arts. Artists hone their foundation by employing the technical skills of a particular art or field of endeavor. These courses are Prime specific, unless otherwise designated as open to students from all primes.
Projects. Artists engage in projects that emphasize the creative process through opportunities designed to expand their creative lens through collaboration, community engagement, and multiple performance and presentation avenues. These courses are open to students from all primes. Enrollment and eligibility requirements vary among project offerings.
90 Hours (minimum) per year for three years are required.
Students entering PVA in Grade 9 will complete their requirement prior to their senior year.
Students entering PVA in Grade 10 will complete their requirement prior to graduation.
Students may exceed the minimum requirement of hours in any given school year.
Students entering PVA in Grade 9 – Hours that exceed the minimum requirement MAY NOT be transferred from one school year to the next.
Students entering PVA in Grade 10 – Hours that exceed the minimum requirement MAY be transferred from one school year to the next (due to additional PVA requirements in Grade 12).
Some Primes have more specific guidelines pertaining to EXD requirements, and may require more than 90 hours during per year.
Unless specified by Prime specific EXD requirements, students may complete their 90 hour requirement through any combination of Applied, Project, and GCC (if enrolled) courses.
Exemplary student participation is expected.
Poor behavior and/or attendance can result in a student being dropped from a class without credit.
Students who have been dropped from a class without credit must still complete their minimum EXD hours
Students in some Applied courses will have a limited number of make-up opportunities to satisfy their base level requirements within the course.
Students who do not meet EXD requirements may be placed on probationary status and could be exited from the program.
PVA Magnet Program
PVA Senior Manager
PVA Teacher Specialist
PVA HS Events & Extended Day Teacher Specialist
PVA Department Chair- AHS
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