Citizen Artist graduation requirement

High School

Citizen Artist graduation requirement

The Citizen Artist graduation requirement is part of the 20 units required for a student to earn a diploma from UNCSA’s High School Academic Program (HSAP). The core of the requirement is the successful completion of a Citizen Artist-designated course, each of which will house a robust, year-long citizen artist project.

Seniors will have a menu of courses (see the initial list below) from which they can choose that will fulfill the Citizen Artist requirement. No matter the subject area, a number of core skills will be consistent across all of these courses and projects; students will receive some training in, and feedback and assessment on, the following skills:

  • Research
  • Oral Presentation
  • Visual Presentation
  • Civic Action

Further, in terms of these core skills, there will be some common assessments to ensure consistency of expectations. There will also be a final exhibition of student work, with smaller formative assessments spaced thoughtfully throughout the year to help support the students by breaking up their projects into more manageable stages and providing formal feedback opportunities for students on their progress.

Qualifying courses include:

  • AP English Literature
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science
  • BRED
  • Discrete Math
  • Senior English Seminars:
    • Changemakers
    • Women, Gender, and Sexuality
    • Poetry and Performance
    • Reimagining Justice