Advanced Placement Studio Art
The Anoka-Hennepin School District has implemented Advanced Placement Studio Art in all of the 6 high schools in the district. Art instructors from each of the high schools attended AP Art Studio Training over the summer (2004), and have been working on getting students into the program.
The following are some of the basic aspects regarding the program:
1) AP Art Studio is a course of study that is intended for juniors and seniors in high school who wish to explore studio art at the college level. Students will be expected to be able to work independently as an adult member of the class.
2) While there are no pre-requisites for taking the course, it is advisable that students have taken several art classes prior to enrolling in AP Studio. Further information about this course will be available through the art department.
3) The course is a 2 term / 1 credit class.
4) The program is sponsored by the College Board. 5) The students involved will complete 1 of of the 3 portfolios that make up the focus of the AP Studio Arts program, for each AP Studio Arts class that is taken. The choice of portfolios to be worked on is: a- 2D (design) portfolio b- Drawing portfolio c - 3D portfolio
6) Assignments will be created by the students on a regular basis during the class that will assist in the completion of the required work. Critiques of work will also be held on a regular basis throughout the course.
7) Students who opt to take the test (submit the portfolio for review), will have their work rated by the College Board examiners (readers).
8) Students will receive a letter grade from their instructors based on the completion of their work, that is separate from the score that they will receive from the College Board evaluation.
9) Students whose work is rated as being high enough may be eligible for receiving college credit upon acceptance at a college or university.
10) Students will be responsible for paying for having their portfolios examined. Additional areas of interest that students may wish to explore necessitating investing in materials beyond what is available through the art department, will have to be purchased at their own expense.