Links to the Kentucky Core Academic Standards in Arts and Humanities and other documents of interest are located on this page.
Program of Studies - Arts & Humanities
Kentucky Core Academic Standards
Combined Curriculum Document:
The Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) are the 'legal' source of standards in our state. 704 KAR 3:303 Required Kentucky Core Academic Standards This administrative regulation adopts into law the Kentucky Core Academic Standards February 2010. (from Kentucky Core Academic Standards, Legal Base, page ii. The Core Content for Assessment (CCA) 4.1 was developed to indicate those standards that could and would be assessed on the state tests. CCA was never the 'legal' set of standards--or even the most important; it simply outlined what could be validly and reliably assessed based on our standards--the POS--and the types of items we were limited to.
These documents are provided to schools and teachers wishing to use a code when creating unit and lesson plans. Teachers are urged to use the Comprehensive System School Improvement Tool
(CIITS) to electronically develop unit and lesson plans; these codes are in that system.
High School Graduation Requirements:
Visual and Performing Arts: students must earn 1 credit in a history and appreciation of visual and performing arts (HAVPA) or a standards-based specialized arts course based on the student's Individual Learning Plan.
Kentucky Valid Course List for Visual and Performing Arts without Certifications
Kentucky Valid Course List for Visual and Performing Arts with Certifications