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Seal of Arts Excellence

Approved by the Bath County BOE on March 28, 2022

A student may earn a Seal of Arts Excellence in the Visual and Performing Arts [Music or Visual Art] by demonstrating an advanced level of specialization in their chosen art form(s). Students may choose to specialize in one or more art forms to earn a Seal of Arts Excellence. Such specialization will enable students to study an art form in an in-depth manner, and work toward achieving an advanced demonstration in creating, performing/producing/presenting, responding and connecting to their chosen art form as established by Kentucky Academic Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts and the local school system.

Students who choose to specialize in an art form will participate in performance-based arts courses designed to develop skills and understanding that will enable them to use the art form as a high-level communication tool. This is accomplished through the development of skills in the processes that artists engage in to make the arts. 

Students will be evaluated by the arts faculty at Bath County High School based upon evidence.


Student commendations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Indication of the Seal of Arts Excellence on the transcript/e-transcript 

• Special seal on the diploma  

• Graduation cord or sash for the ceremony 

• Senior Night award or certificate


• Verbal or written recognition in the graduation program or during the ceremony