Our Plano ISD Visual Arts staff is committed to using the district curriculum to develop students' artistic skills, confidence, and exploration of creative processes through the making of art. With these skills students are empowered to connect art as a valid interaction with the world around them.
All elementary schools in Plano ISD provide elementary art. The students are instructed by Elementary Art Specialists and are provided opportunities to work with a variety of materials. The curriculum has been developed according to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Middle School Art
Art is offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at all middle schools in Plano ISD. The Middle School Art teacher encourages students to develop skills in a positive working environment. The sequential curriculum has been developed according to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Please see the PISD course guide for course descriptions.
High School Art
A variety of art courses are offered at the high schools and senior highs to meet the needs of our students. The sequential curriculum (Levels I- IV) has been developed according to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Beginning with Level I, students prepare a portfolio of works that can be used for advanced course offerings. Students are provided with a wide variety of opportunities for exhibitions and competitions. Please PISD Course Guide for full course descriptions.