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Pentucket Regional High School graduation requirement for Fine and Performing Arts is the successful completion of 5 credits in visual art, theatre, or music. 


An education in the Arts cultivates the whole child incorporating the Five Essential  Elements of Powerful Learning, encouraging children to think, problem solve, create and reflect. The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Pentucket High School is organized around three core concepts:  learning in the arts is grounded in production and performance, learning in and through the arts develops imagination as well as critical and reflective thinking and learning in and through the arts requires an understanding of cultural and historical contexts.  A comprehensive arts program adds depth and breadth to  learning.  Our offerings in Theatre Arts, Visual Arts and Music provide opportunities for students to enhance skills explore new modes of communication and increase understanding of the ways in which the arts shape, reflect and transform cultures and  society. The discipline, self confidence and independence developed through experiences  in the Fine and Performing Arts will enhance your child’s experience as a student at Pentucket High School. All courses in the Fine and Performing Arts Department embrace the  Habits of Learning; communication, independence, creative exploration, collaboration and thinking. 
College Preparation (CP) classes provide students with the basic foundation, skills and vocabulary to explore the disciplines of Visual Art, Film, Music and Theatre. These courses are designed for both the students with the interest in learning a new skill or avocation and the student who wishes to seriously pursue an art discipline in preparation for advanced study. Students are expected to actively participate in learning activities and respond to their own work and that of others using the vocabulary specific to the discipline both orally and as written reflection. All courses in the Fine and Performing Arts Department require students to demonstrate their skill development by participating in level appropriate performance or exhibition.  
Honors Courses are designed for students who enjoy participating in Theatre, Film, Art or Music and/ or who desire more advanced study in preparation for college and university study.  Students are expected  to display knowledge of basic skills and proficiency in their discipline and be motivated to challenge themselves artistically. Students are required to exhibit and perform as part of their assessment. In the Visual Art program Senior Studio is offered as either Honors level or Advanced Placement Studio Art.