Academic Studies

Academic Studies

The high school program at UNCSA trains young artists for professional careers in the arts with a strong commitment to providing a sound, supporting curriculum of academic studies to ensure the broader education of the artist.

Young artists in grades 9-12 engage in a broad and challenging curriculum, including access to a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a number of topical electives such as Introduction to Film Studies; Poetry and Performance; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Environmental Science; and Biological Research and Experimental Design. The program offers rigorous instruction in the core disciplines of English, mathematics, world languages, science, social studies and wellness.

Here, artists and educators strive to create a more just and compassionate community.

Mission statement of the High School Academic Program

Value is placed on a spirit of free inquiry and mutual respect in the classroom, and a community that provides equal access and support for all students. The High School Academic Program is devoted to developing thoughtful, ethical, compassionate, creative, responsible life-long learners.