Visual & Performing Arts

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Experience the Arts

We're proud of our students' creativity. Individual schools host art shows and performances to demonstrate and celebrate students' artistic development. Check the website for individual schools to learn about these events. In addition, we encourage you to enjoy the performances, portfolios, and publications developed by students at some of our arts-focused high schools.

View Online Portfolios and Publications

Arts Classes and Clubs

At all grade levels, JCPS schools offer a rich environment for the exploration and development of the art forms of dance, theatre, music, and visual arts. Some individual schools offer visual and performing arts clubs and after-school activities as well. Talk with the staff at your school to get involved in these activities or to start your own club.

In addition, JCPS offers magnet schools and programs in the arts for students of all ages.

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

  • Noe—Visual and Performing Arts Magnet
  • Western—Visual and Performing Arts Magnet
  • Highland—Fine Arts Optional Program

High Schools

  • PRP—Communication, Media, and the Arts Professional Career Theme
  • Fern Creek—Communication, Media, and the Arts Professional Career Theme
  • Ballard—Communication, Media, and the Arts Professional Career Theme
  • DuPont Manual—Visual Arts Program and Journalism and Communication Program
  • YPAS—Offers performing arts majors, including Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Design and Production (Technical Theatre), Vocal Music, Instrumental Music (including Band and Orchestra), and Piano