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Coral Reef High School

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Coral Reef High School

10101 S.W. 152 Street

Miami, FL 33157


The Program

AP Resources

The Visual Arts Program

Education in the visual arts is based upon visual sensitivity, knowledge, ability, comprehension and integrity. When you apply these principles to your work you are creating objects and images of significance, things that have real meaning, not just a series of school projects. Ideally your artwork expresses your personal interests. this program Integrate a range of artistic disciplines to develop creative, capable and independent young artists.

Here’s what’s expected: Thanks for yourself. Use your best judgment at all times. Show courage, initiative, perseverance and ability and aim to acquire a real understanding of the artistic issues as you develop your art. Exhibit personal integrity. Respect the work of others. Exhibit the grace to accept occasional failure and learn quickly from it. Acknowledge objective criticism of your work. Mind your own business. The goal is to maintain an atmosphere of quiet, relaxed attentiveness in the studio. Keep electronic devices turned off and stored in your school bag. We use tools here, some of them sharp, some of them heavy, you must wear close toed shoes in the Studio. No shoes, no art.

The Academy fee is $60 per student per academic year. The fee may be paid online through the link on the school website during the first few weeks of school (OSP). These funds are used to purchase all the studios Supplies used in common. I will distribute come and materials during the first few weeks of the term and later as you need them. You will need to purchase a NEW 8" x 10” hardbound studio book.

Evaluation and grades

The criteria for visual works are:

  • Original visual concept
  • Technical excellence, quality craftsmanship and execution
  • Evidence of personal initiative and sustained involvement with the process
  • Visual unity of the work
  • Mastery of the skill or concept involved
  • Completion of the work by the deadline

Studio Session Procedures

Studio sessions will begin promptly with a directed or free drawing, or writing in your drawing book. From there I’ll orient you to the days work. During sessions of independent work you will begin your personal project as soon as you finish the daily drawing and set up. When we are doing directed work I will give directions, explanations or demonstrations, then you will set up your work area and proceed. Clean up will begin about 10 minutes before the session is to end. Clean up your area thoroughly, secure your work and complete any other assigned cleanup duties. Class will be dismissed when the studio is in order.


Success in these courses requires sustained effort and meeting deadlines as you move through the course content. You will probably have to work some at home. You must complete all of the assignments each quarter in order to receive a passing grade. You will need an art supply box or toolbox to hold your gear.


All students are encouraged to exhibit high-quality artwork. The program offers many such opportunities on campus and off-campus 9th- 12th grade students will be encouraged to participate in a number of competitions and exhibition scheduled by the schools district Art office. Students will be selected to submit individual entries to the scholastics art competition.

All students are required to submit work for the possible inclusion in off-campus exhibits or sales.

You are required to help frame, matte organize, transport, install, and act as hosts for the exhibitions for which your work is selected.

For inclusion in certain exhibitions artwork must be of the highest quality, be properly mounted or matted, or otherwise suitably prepared for showing.

We will participate in most district sponsored juried exhibition’s and contests. Guidelines will be announced and posted as soon as they are available. Most of these exhibits will require a digital submission as well as physical. You are responsible for properly documenting your work.


Artistic and personal integrity demand that you create your own visual language and imagery. You must always be able to affirm that your work is original and that you have not, in whole or part, copied another artists image.

9th grade

  • Two- Dimensional Studio Art II

10th grade

  • Two- Dimensional Studio Art III 
  • Prep for AP Drawing

11th grade

  • AP Drawing
  • Portfolio Development II

12th grade

  • AP Studio Art 2D
  • Portfolio Development III