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The Arts

The Arts in Washington state include dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Quality instruction in the Arts is provided by specialists and classroom teachers and supported by partnerships with professional organizations and community programs.

Learning Standards

The Arts learning standards describe what students should know and be able to do in the arts. The final and approved Arts Learning Standards are now available for use and implementation.


The OSPI-Developed Performance Assessments help schools and districts determine whether students have met the Arts learning standards.

Annual High School Art Show

High school students from across the state participate in our artistic celebration each year, the Superintendent's High School Art Show.

Graduation Requirements

The state's arts high school graduation requirement is one (1) credit in visual or performing arts aligned to high school arts learning standards, or, for the Class of 2019 and beyond, two (2) credits of arts, one of which may be replaced by a Personalized Pathway Requirement.

Arts Education Data Dashboard Pilot Project

This pilot project was developed to provide communities with information about arts education in King County and begin conversations about access, equity, and the role of arts education in our system. See the Special Projects in the Arts web page for more information. 

Arts Education Newsletters