The West Bloomfield Schools Board of Education on Monday, April 11 approved a new course proposal for Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art at West Bloomfield High School.
The course is expected to be part of the curriculum for the 2011-12 school year.
According to the course proposal, students will be required to submit a portfolio for an examination during the fourth marking period in the beginning of May, rather than taking a written exam.
The portfolio will consist of three defined sections focusing on quality, concentration, and breadth.
The quality portion will require a student to submit five different works in one or more types of media, including photography, drawing, painting or graphic design.
The concentration section will consist of 12 digital images of completed works in a chosen media.
The breadth portion will require students to demonstrate mastery through a variety of concepts and media in two-dimensional design or drawing, and must include 12 digital images of 12 completed works submitted.
Students will hone their skills through guided prompts, research, brainstorming, sketchbook and project development, and critical assessment.
AP Studio Art will be West Bloomfield High School’s 22nd AP course.
The school was recently placed on the AP Achievement List by the non-profit College Board for showing an increased number of AP students, along with increased scores.