The arts are vital to the development of all students and are among the courses that are considered well-rounded subjects in the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the NC Basic Education Program, and, as such, are included as subjects every student should learn as part of a balanced curriculum in North Carolina. While it is clear that not all students enter the arts to become professional in their arts area, the skills that are developed through the arts have a correlation with the learning in other core subject area and can be applied directly to all other academic disciplines.
The Vance County School District has been a strong advocate for the arts and continues to provide our students with a strong arts based foundation for their education. Music and/or art are provided at the elementary level, with one of our schools being an A+ School focused on arts integration, along with increased opportunities at the middle and high school levels, including art, band, chorus and theater. For 2023-24, VCS is extending our reach into the media arts as our Audio and Video Production Studios, located at our Center for Innovation, are fully operational and we are offering opportunities for music production, podcasting, and more.
Our Arts Alive Showcase in the spring highlights the visual artwork of students across our district and features performances by some of the most talented students in our district. Follow our arts Twitter @ArtsVCS and search the hashtag #ArtsinVCS within that site, to get a glimpse of the opportunities that await our students. For more specific information about Arts Alive, connect to our Arts Alive Website and The VCS Arts Alive Podcast. There are links to both of these on the Arts Alive page in this section and there is a link to the website on the right side of this page as well.
Arts Alive 2024 will be held at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center on March 16, 2024.
Please contact me with any questions regarding the arts in the Vance County Schools.
Mr. Andrew R. Markoch, Director of Fine Arts and Physical Education.
Vance County Schools, Center for Innovation
219 Charles St., Henderson. NC 27536
You can contact teachers directly through email or at their schools.