Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

Art IV - Grades 11-12


Mrs. O’Neill


Phone Number

856-848-8200  ext. 587

Course Website

Google Classroom Code: 2kijxk

Course Description

        Art IV is a portfolio building course that will prepare students for AP Studio Art is they choose to do it will building a strong portfolio that demonstrates, a range of skills and visual problem solving.  This Course will be broken into 2 sections, similar to AP, where students will create a Concentration Portfolio, that is visually and thematically cohesive, as well as Breadth Portfolio that shows a range of skill, critical thinking and student choice. This course does contain a heavy workload and tight deadlines, which are needed in both AP Art and College level studio courses.

Course Expectations and Assessments


**The Art Show is 4th Marking Period Benchmark

Course Policies 

        This course does not incorporate regular homework assignments, however, there are deadlines for projects and assignments that are worked on in class and students often have to put in extra time in order to meet those deadlines.  Retakes are accepted for Benchmark assignments.  The the benchmarks in this will be project based and done primarily outside of the classroom and students will be given requirements at least 2 weeks before the deadline, so they that they have adequate time to complete them.

Required and Recommended Materials 

          All art supplies and a portfolio to keep work in are provided to the students.  They are are expected to come to class each day with a pencil, their chrome books and chargers.


I am available to extra help when students after school when needed.  As long as the student or parent makes arrangements to stay with me ahead of time, I am more than happy to help.

I understand that many students have sports and responsibilities after school, so I am willing to work with them during C Lunch.

 I am also open to students coming to work during their study halls, though I may not be able to give them much one on one help if it is a period that I am teaching.  I gave them my schedule on the first day of school and it is also posted on Google Classroom.

I will all handout on Google Classroom in case a student is absent and will always make time in class to catch them up on any techniques or skills they may have missed while they were out.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences