• Department of Fine Arts

    Fine Arts courses at AK are rigorous, engaging, and relevant to providing a college and career ready graduate.  It is our goal that all students reach proficiency in all required social studies courses.  Additional support and resources are provided for all courses.  Students have the opportunity for after school tutoring, enrichment, and acceleration.  

    Fine Arts (Electives) Requirements for Graduation

    NCDPI Website

    Two Elective credits of any combination from either:
    1. Career and Technical Education (CTE) or
    2. Arts Education or
    3. World Language

    Note: For clarification, possible elective combinations may include 2 World Language credits; or 1 CTE credit and 1 Arts Education credit; or 2 CTE credits; or 1 Arts Education credit and 1 World Language credit; or other combinations from a, b and c.   

    Fine Arts Courses Offered at AK

    • Ceramics [Beginning, Intermediate]
    • Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio [AP]
    • Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio [AP]
    • Visual Arts [Beginning, Intermediate, Proficient, Advance, Honors]
    • Jazz Ensemble [Proficient]
    • Concert Band [Intermediate]
    • Symphonic Band [Proficient]
    • Wind Ensemble [Proficient]
    • Music Theory I [Beginning]
    • Marching Band [Intermediate]
    • Theatre Arts [Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced]
    • Playwriting [Proficient]
    • Men's Chamber Choir [Proficient]
    • Music Theory [AP]
    • Mixed Chamber Choir [Advanced]
    • Women's Chamber Choir [Proficient]
    • Chorus [Beginning]
    • Symphonic Orchestra [Proficient]
    • Chamber Orchestra [Advanced]
    • Concert Orchestra [Intermediate]

    NC State Tested Fine Arts(s)

    NC does not have a state exam for any of our fine arts courses.  All exams are teacher made or designed by College Board if an AP course.  


    Ardrey Kell High School NCDPI Report Card



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Amanda Turner

Fine Arts Department Chair



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Sarah Ferdon

Fine Arts Department Administrator

Last Modified on January 1, 2023