The 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 students must take two total credits (in two different disciplines), but all four arts disciplines (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art) can now satisfy the High School Fine Arts credits.


See the full board resolution here!


For example, a student can take one credit in dance and one in a studio art class and meet their graduation requirements. They could not however take one credit of concert band, and then a second credit of concert band to meet the requirements. The second credit would need to be in one of the other three disciplines (in this case either dance, theatre, or visual art)