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Jesse Carson High School

Fine Arts Academy

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Students are immersed in fine and performing arts, including visual arts, theatre, chorus and musical performance. Showcase your talents in one or many school and community performances. Develop your passion for the arts and expand your portfolio by participating on stage and/or behind-the-scenes in musical and theatrical productions while immersed in traditional and rigorous academic courses.

Mission Statement

It is the purpose and mission of the Fine Arts Academy of Carson High School to educate and prepare students for the twenty-first century through stringent academic requirements, a concentration of fine arts as a discipline, and service learning through the arts in preparation for post-secondary education.

Our Purpose

  • To give students in Rowan County numerous avenues to pursue their passion in the fine arts
  • To find a connection for students who are artistically driven
  • To grow student performance by creating a more well rounded individual

Student Benefits

  • Focused exposure to arts disciplines
  • Preparation for college arts programs
  • Construction of a portfolio to use for college entrance interviews
  • Designation of Fine Arts Scholar at graduation ceremony

How can I apply?

Any student may apply to JCHS Fine Arts Academy regardless of their current district.

For more information about joining our Fine Arts Academy, you should meet with a guidance counselor to determine if our academy aligns with your goals for high school and beyond.

The forms you need can be found here:

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Contact Us

Jesse C. Carson High School
290 Kress Venture Drive
China Grove, N.C. 28023
(704) 855-7297



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