The Visual Arts are a critical component of the overall educational process. The Arts provide unique and vitally important ways of understanding and communicating in the world. Skills acquired through art education have unlimited applications in other fields of study and include the areas of critical thinking and workplace readiness. Intelligence necessary for high achievement in a multitude of academic disciplines are developed through arts learning.
South Hunterdon Regional High School offers courses in art to achieve three purposes:
1) to encourage skill development, technical mastery and performance excellence in specific arts areas, 2) to provide cultural enrichment, aesthetic awareness and the ability to critically evaluate works of art as producers and consumers, and 3) to fully develop intelligence that is valuable and necessary to succeed in post secondary education and individual vocational choices.