Gloucester County Public Schools Offer Formal Instructional Programs
       in the Visual & Performing Arts

      • Music (Grades K-12)           • Visual Arts (Grades k-12)      • Theater (Grades 9-12)


These instructional programs are based on the Virginia Standards of  Learning for the Visual
& Performing Arts and the National Arts Education Standards.


Opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts


(Grades K-12)

(Grades 9-12)
Visual Arts

(Grades K-12)

Weekly Elementary Music classes (K-5)

Beginning Band and Advanced Band (6 8)

Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, & Wind ensemble (by audition only)

Guitar (Peasley only)

Guitar I, II, III (GHS)

Music Theory I and II

Music Appreciation

Women's Chorus I

Women's Chorus II (by audition only)

Men's Chorus I

Select Ensemble (by audition only)

Area, District and All State Chorus and Band

Choral and Band Festival Experiences

Exploratory Music (6th)

Middle School Chorus (7-8)

Theatre I - IV, sequential courses requiring prior course completion

Technical Theater annual productions

Various opportunities for student leadership



Weekly Elementary Visual Arts classes (K-5)

Art Foundation

Art History

Drawing and Painting

Beginning Photography and Printmaking

Advanced Photography

Three Dimensional Design/Crafts

Graphic Design

Art Portfolio Advanced Placement


Annual art show

Senior boards

Completion of portfolio for post-secondary study of visual arts


For more information about the opportunities available at a specific GCPS
campus, please visit the school's webpage or contact the school's Music,
Visual Arts, or Theater teacher.