The fine arts are studied at Regents because they promote skills important in both academic and life success. These key skills include: creativity, confidence, real time problem solving, perseverance, and focus, the ability to receive constructive feedback, collaboration, dedication and accountability. Self-discipline as well as delayed gratification is inherently present with fine arts.
There are many studies on how fine arts students test scores are significantly higher than students who are “non-fine arts” students. According to data on SAT scores from College Board, fine arts students scored on average ninety-five points better than their non-artistic class peers. Art gives witness to societies otherwise long vanished. Art finds its expression in all areas of our daily lives, inspiring and engaging us in the creative process even as we imitate God, the ultimate Creator.
We reinforce our curriculum with concert series, field trips, tours, workshops and clinics featuring guest artists working in conjunction with our students and faculty.