Fine Arts

Bedford County Public Schools emphasize the importance of instruction in the fine arts - dance arts, music, theatre arts, and visual arts as part of a comprehensive education in the public schools. Knowledge and skills that students acquire through fine arts instruction include the abilities to think critically, solve problems resourcefully, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, understand historical and cultural perspectives, and exercise creative thinking by employing originality, flexibility, and imagination. 

Fine arts instruction in Virginia is responsive to and respectful of students’ prior experiences, talents, interests, and cultural perspectives. Successful fine arts programs challenge students to maximize their potential and provide consistent monitoring, support and encouragement to ensure success for all. All students, including gifted students, English learners, and students with special needs, must have an opportunity to learn and meet high standards in fine arts instruction as part of a comprehensive education. 

The Fine Arts Standards of Learning exemplify the expectations established in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate and are reflective of the skills and attributes students need to excel in the 21st Century workplace.


Virginia Department Of Education Fine Arts Standards of Learning

For more information contact:
Mr. Aaron Mabery 
Supervisor of Humanities
[email protected]