The visual arts program at Killingly High school provides an opportunity for self-discovery through personal, creative expression. The primary academic expectations met within these courses include effective self-expression, using technology effectively and appropriately, and using critical thinking and communication skills to solve problems in real-world contexts. Students will examine cultural artwork from present day and historical contexts. An effort is made to provide a sequential experience and students should note that the College Board recommends that all students preparing to enter college should be proficient in at least one of the arts. Students considering an arts course should understand that "talent" is not a prerequisite; rather a willingness to think, work, and create.