The AP Studio Art program is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. In AP Studio Art, students submit portfolios to a panel of College Board artists and educators for evaluation. This College Board program provides the only national standard for performance in visual arts that allows students to earn college credit and/or advanced placement while still in high school. This course allows students to complete college-level work and permits colleges to evaluate and encourage that accomplishment through the granting of appropriate credit and placement. Students have the option of choosing one of three tracts of study for review: 2-D design, 3-D Design, and Drawing. These categories have open guidelines, and allow the student to explore numerous media options, as well as historical figures and movements of art.Prerequisite: Art Foundations, Drawing I and II or Painting I and II or Sculpture/Ceramics I and II; Teacher Approval*Weighted GPA Course