Carroll County Public Schools offer all students in grades elementary through high school access to programs in visual arts. The high school visual arts program offer opportunities to explore sophisticated media and creative expression. Enrollment in these classes fulfills the fine arts graduation requirement mandated by the State of Maryland. The high school visual arts programs offer course work that can provide students with the ability to begin their journey toward a profession in the visual arts or to gain a richer insight to a life long avocation.
Visual literacy and the arts are a fundamental element of human life and experience. The practice of visual arts within an educational program is essential to facilitate growth and foster skills in cognition, critical analysis, and physical motor development. Students grow in their creative capacities, problem solving skills, and ability to derive aesthetic judgments from the richness and complexity of the images of art.