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 a arts course should understand that "talent" is not a prerequisite; rather a willingness to think, work, and create.