Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, in its commitment to educating the whole child, embraces the belief that “the fine arts are among humanity’s greatest aesthetic and intellectual achievements” (Maryland Essential Learner Outcomes for Fine Arts) and need to be integrated in students’ programs throughout their education. Our vision is to increase the access, equity and quality of arts education in Queen Anne's County through rigorous and meaningful child-centered learning experiences.

    The fine arts programs (visual arts, music, theatre, dance and media arts) in Queen Anne’s County are designed to foster creative potential in each student. Our goal is to provide a high quality, sequential program which communicates a diverse range of customs, feelings, thoughts, and creative ideas. The arts are the primary means of transmitting culture throughout history, influencing a broad range of discovery and 21st Century skills that are an essential part of every child’s learning and cognitive development. It is through the arts that we sharpen analytical skills, encourage abstract associations, innovative thinking, and creative problem solving.

    The QACPS 1st Annual Faculty Art Show at QAC Centre for the Arts was fabulous. View footage from opening night here. View Articles in the Shore Update, in the Bay Times / Record Observer, and What's Up Mag.

    How it Started & How it's Going

    Maryland State Fine Arts Graduation Requirement—1 Credit
    Read an interview with Michael Bell on QACPS's fine arts programs by clicking here
    View our Supervisor's exciting new "Arts Teen of the Week" Spotlight features here!

    2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award 2020 Best Communities for Music Education

    Visual Arts teachers all have access to ArtEdPRO as an online Curriculum Resource.
    Performing Arts teachers have access to Quaver as an online Curriculum Resource.
    Theatre teachers have access to TheatreFolk as an online Curriculum Resource.
    Dance teachers have access to CLI Studios as an online Curriculum Resource.

    All curricula are matched to the Maryland State Fine Arts Standards:

    Contact: Michael Bell, NBCT
    Supervisor of Instruction
    Visual and Performing Arts / World Languages / Media
    Queen Anne's County Public Schools
    202 Chesterfield Ave. Centreville, Maryland 21617 

    Office: 410.758.2403 #138
    Email: michael.bell@qacps.org  

    Karla Altamirano
    Administrative Secretary
    Office: 410.758.2403 #175