Links to the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) in Visual and Performing Arts and other documents of interest are located on this page.
Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts
Administrative regulation 704 KAR 3:303 Required Kentucky Academic Standards
(KAS) was adopted into law as of June 2013. Curriculum translates these
standards and considers all the steps (curriculum mapping, unit development,
materials and resources, unit assessments, etc.) it will take to meet these
High School Graduation Requirements
Each student in a common school shall have a total of at least twenty-two (22) credits for high school graduation. For Visual and Performing Arts, students must earn one (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.
Early Graduation is a deliberate pathway for students that wish to move on when ready, receive a diploma from the district and be eligible for acceptance into Kentucky public universities and non-profit independent colleges and universities.
for Highly Effective Teaching and Learning
The Kentucky Department of Education worked with teams to develop the
Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning (CHETL) as a support
for instruction. The CHETL are research based best practices for teachers and
Kentucky Valid Course List for Visual and Performing Arts
without Certifications, 2018
Kentucky Valid Course List for Visual and Performing Arts with
National Core Arts Standards
This is the homepage of the national standards which were adopted into the
Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) as the Kentucky Academic Standards for the
National Coalition for Core Arts
This site provide historical background on the development of the National
Core Arts Standards as well as College Board research used in the development
and other resources
with Disabilities and the Core Arts Standards: GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR TEACHERS
This document was developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for
Performing Arts and VSA to provide guidance for all educators to develop and
deliver high quality arts programs for all students.
Core Arts Standards: A Conceptual Framework for Arts Learning
This narrative document outlines the grounding philosophy, primary
goals, dynamic processes, structures, and outcomes that shape student learning
and achievement in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts, as
articulated in the National Core Arts Standards.
Please contact KDEArts@education.ky.gov with any questions.