Fine Arts Application

The Fine Arts Academy at Churchland High School provides honors level courses designed to prepare motivated students from any Portsmouth high school for further study in the visual arts. These Fine and Performing Arts classes are open to any high school student within the division, with a completed application, portfolio or audition review and acceptance. In addition to the application process, Fine Arts Academy students must maintain good academic standing and maintain regular school attendance. Bus transportation is provided for I.C. Norcom High School and Manor High School students who are accepted.

The Fine Arts Academy applications can be found here and includes a portfolio review process.

  • Students in grades 8-11 may apply to enter the academy

The Fine Arts Academy program offers an honors level curriculum in visual art that prepares students to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in their senior year. The art studio based curriculum explores various art processes, art history, and contemporary studio practice, while students develop a personal portfolio of artworks. This coursework will prepare students for college, scholarship applications and art careers. Portfolio development will include participation in multidisciplinary studio practice and maintaining a sketchbook, as well as participating in class discussions, peer critiques and student exhibitions.

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