An essential component of the school’s curriculum, arts courses at TA focus on artistic expression, creative problem solving, critique and revision, collaboration, improvisation, and responsible habits of work. Thetford Academy’s Arts program encompasses a wide range of mediums, including visual, performing, culinary, and practical arts.
TA’s arts curriculum provides students a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning during the school day. Whether baking a pastry, painting a picture, building furniture, playing an instrument, or singing and acting on a stage, students express their creativity and display talents they may otherwise never have realized they possessed.
Many classes culminate with community performances or public presentations of student work, providing student artists with an authentic audience and real-world assessment of their hard work and commitment to their craft. One art credit is required for graduation.