Art Literacy


According to the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), artistic literacy is defined as the ability to understand and contribute to the broad milieu of art-related subjects, including visual arts (painting, pottery, drawing, and so on), theater arts, musical arts, and dance. Students actively participate in these fields through physical engagement and creation as well as through reading and interacting with source materials.

Art is more than an escape from traditional classroom work. Studies have found that benefits from participation in the arts include:

  • Improved student performance on standardized tests

  • Stronger academic motivation

  • Improved social skills

All students are automatically part of the art literacy program. If you're interested in volunteering for this program, please log in to and find "art literacy" committee under "committee volunteers."

Learn more about volunteering for Art Literacy!