In 2012, Chicago Public Schools Board of Education passed a resolution to support the CPS Arts Education Plan. Along with this resolution, they also adopted an update to the High School Fine Arts Graduation requirements, effective immediately. A student must take at least two credits chosen from four arts disciplines (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art) to now satisfy the High School Fine Arts credits.

For example, a student can take one credit in dance and one in a studio art class and meet their graduation requirements. They could also take one credit in a beginning choir, then a second credit in advanced choir. Students can also take more than two credits by utilizing their electives later in their high school career.

Read the full High School Graduation Requirements for 2017-18.