Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 

 

The Applied Arts Department incorporates the school’s computer education, music and performing arts, health, physical education, and visual arts programs. Our programs develop the whole student and address each of the three major domains of learning: cognitive (acquisition of knowledge), psychomotor (physical skills), and affective (development of feelings and attitudes). For example, a physical education class would teach the rules of a game (cognitive), develop skills needed to participate (psychomotor), and reinforce concepts of fair play and sportsmanship (affective). The Applied Arts promote physical well-being, creative expression, problem-solving, and computer literacy.

For graduation, students are required to take 5 additional courses in career/technical education or other subject areas, 4 years of physical education (1 course per year) as required by state law, and 1 year in fine arts. Please see the Program of Studies for more information.

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