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DeSoto Central student featured in digital exhibit

DeSoto Central High School has announced that The 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) Art and Design Digital Exhibit is now available online and Destiny Pann of DeSoto Central is featured

The exhibit features 50 high school artists from six countries selected from more than 62,000 portfolios who submitted work to the 2022 AP Art and Design Exam. The featured students represent outstanding examples from the Sustained Investigation and Selected Works portfolio components. The exhibit is designed not only to showcase the rigor and excellence of the AP Art and Design portfolio but also as an exemplary teaching tool shared with AP Art and Design students worldwide. In this capacity, high-achieving students’ artwork and statements, teacher statements, and school leader statements help teach best practices and support arts advocacy.

Student participation in AP Art and Design requires that each student’s work is informed and guided by observation, research, experimentation, discussion, critical analysis, and reflection, relating individual practices to the art world. Students document their artistic ideas and practices to demonstrate conceptual and technical development to create a portfolio of work. Portfolios include works of art and design, process documentation, and written information about the work presented. In May, students submit portfolios for evaluation based on specific criteria, which include skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas and sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions. In addition, the AP Art and Design Program supports students in becoming inventive artistic scholars who contribute to visual culture through art making—annually showcased through the AP Art and Design Exhibit.

“College Board is pleased to showcase the 2022 AP Art and Design Exhibit featuring student works, images, and statements, and teacher and school leader statements,” said Rebecca Stone-Danahy, Director of AP Art and Design. “The exhibit provides insight into inquiry-based portfolio development in AP 3-D Art and Design, AP 2-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing. Through AP Art and Design, students define themselves as future art leaders, making visual connections based on honest explorations of internal and external worlds.” 

“AP Art and Design students consistently demonstrate innovation and creativity through the inquiry-based curriculum,” said Trevor Packer, Head of the AP Program. “Their portfolio development based on personal experiences continues to impress and inspire viewers, and I commend them on their accomplishments.”

The AP Art and Design program was founded in 1972, and as of 1978, about 4,500 students had completed portfolios for submission to the program. Today, over 62,000 students participate annually. Research shows that AP students are better prepared for college, and those who receive a score of three or higher (on a scale of one to five) are eligible to receive college credit. AP students are more likely to enroll in college, stay in college, do well in their classes, and graduate on time in four years. Following challenging coursework, success on AP Exams helps students save money on college tuition and potentially graduate with less student debt over the course of their education.

To learn more about the AP Art and Design portfolio and exam requirements, download and review the course and exam description by clicking here.

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