The Maine Learning Results include the Visual and Performing Arts Standards, which outline a comprehensive pathway to enable every high school graduate to exhibit proficiency in one or more of the visual and performing arts disciplines. The Maine Department of Education recognizes that the key to success is local commitment to the visual and performing arts. Staffing, scheduling and resources vary from district-to-district, and often even between schools within districts.
Research supports the implementation of a comprehensive visual and performing arts education curriculum to meet the learning needs of all students. The standards document guides local schools in developing comprehensive and sequential standards-based visual and performing arts curricula for student learning.