The MHS visual arts program includes seven curriculum standards to guide educators and provide New Hampshire students with visual art experiences in investigating, making art, and critiquing their own woks and the works of others. It is designed sequentially and provides cognitive links with other disciplines throughout. The coursework begins with enthusiastic exploration of materials and processes. It progresses through developing imagination and individual expression and culminates with sophisticated inquiry into the aesthetic qualities of both historical works and student created pieces. Achievement of these standards will prepare students for adult lives that are enriched by an increased capacity for interpreting human experience. (NH Visual Arts Standards)