Georgia

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

List of State Funded Subjects/Courses: The listing identifies courses in dance, music, theater, and visual arts as core. (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 160-4-2-.20)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (2013)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Georgia Fine Arts Performance Standards (2009)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

The local units of administration (LUAs) shall provide opportunities at the discretion of the student and his/her parents/guardians for the student to master these competencies: 2. Fine Arts. (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 160-4-2-.01)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle The local units of administration (LUAs) shall provide opportunities at the discretion of the student and his/her parents/guardians for the student to master these competencies: 2. Fine Arts. (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 160-4-2-.01)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

The local units of administration (LUAs) shall provide opportunities at the discretion of the student and his/her parents/guardians for the student to master these competencies: 2. Fine Arts. (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 160-4-2-.01)

All state-supported high schools shall make available to all students the programs of study for the required High School Diploma and for the College Preparatory and Vocational Education Endorsements. [This includes] Carnegie units in Computer Technology and/or Fine Arts and/or Vocational Education and/or Junior ROTC and/or Foreign Language. (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 160-4-2-.06)

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation All state-supported high schools shall make available to all students the programs of study for the required High School Diploma and for the College Preparatory and Vocational Education Endorsements. [This includes] Carnegie units in Computer Technology and/or Fine Arts and/or Vocational Education and/or Junior ROTC and/or Foreign Language. [The requirement varies by degree/endorsement with 1 unit required for CPE, 1 unit required for VE, and 3 units required for the HSD.] (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 160-4-2-.06)
Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers Certificate Requirements: Art Education (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 505-2-.51), Dance (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 505-2-.57), Drama (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 505-2-.58), and Music (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 505-2-.85).
State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Georgia Challenge Program: The general scope and purpose of the grant program is to provide arts education grants to school systems to develop, implement and expand arts education curriculum in kindergarten - fifth grades. The Georgia Challenge is striving to infuse basic education in the arts into the curriculum on the same level as other core subjects. (Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 269-1-.06)

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia

Links to State Statutes

Georgia Code

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2012-2013

Date of Release/Publication

2014

Population or Sample

Population

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

School

Response Rate to Survey

413 responses were received, representing 18.4% of all K-12 public schools in Georgia.

Survey Report

Arts Education in the South Phase I

Date of Past Survey

Not found

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

1,703,332

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

15.6

Per Pupil Expenditures

$10,348

% High School Graduation Rate

69.9%

% High School Drop-out Rate

7.9%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

59.7%

% Minority Students

56.5%

% English Language Learners

5.2%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

10.9%