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  • The Visual Arts Program at Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides a curriculum to challenge students to think about and respond to themselves and their world of experiences in creative and innovative ways. 

    Through sequential experiences, students are offered opportunities to develop and demonstrate cognitive and artistic growth, and to advance according to identified expectancies at different instructional levels.

    Curriculum has been developed to encourage critical and analytical thinking and to develop 21st Century skills that make connections to both the student's own life and other Common Core subject areas. The visual arts curriculum encourages divergent thinking and creative exploration, which helps students make sense of our increasingly visual world.

    AACPS Visual Arts courses prepare learners as responsible members of society - self-directed learners, effective communicators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers - using curriculum designed from Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Visual Art Education standards. Outcomes are integrated throughout various disciplines with an emphasis on knowledge and vusual-enhancing skills.