Art provides students with a unique opportunity to learn vital skills that will serve them intrinsically in any artistic setting and extrinsically throughout their lives. We believe that Art:
  • offers powerful tools for expression, for making connections between intellect and emotion, and communicating ideas.
  • is an essential part of human history and provides a foundation for understanding the present as well as the future.
  • allows a place for creative expression, a crucial attribute in today’s work place.
  • helps students build a quality work ethic that encourages them to strive for excellence in craftsmanship.
  • promotes goal-setting, and a realistic understanding of time constraints - important skills for the work place.
  • requires advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • builds self-confidence in a safe environment, and thereby improves overall performance in all disciplines.
  • helps students appreciate differences in others and develop an understanding of the world around them through the lens of artistic expression.

5-Unit Arts Sequence

Students may substitute a 5-unit sequence in the Arts for the 3-unit foreign language requirement to earn a Regents diploma-advanced designation. See your school counselor for more information. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Fine Arts Department at Churchville-Chili please contact:
Jeff Smith
Director of Fine Arts

Dual Credit Options

Churchville-Chili offers all high school students the opportunity to earn college credit for taking any of the art course offerings listed below.  The curriculum taught in each of these courses has been aligned with courses currently being taught at Monroe Community College. There is no additional workload on those students registered in these programs.
Course Offerings 
Studio in Art
Digital Imaging 

$60 per credit hour, plus a technology as follows:

 1-4 credits:   $47
 5-8 credits: $84
 9-11 credits:   $160

See your school counselor for more information.

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