Fine Arts
Fine Arts

Welcome to the Fine Arts at Carthage Central!

Carthage Central Schools has a rich tradition of quality Fine Arts programs.
Carthage Central School was recently recognized as a 2018 Best Communities For Music Education, a national recognition, for the second year. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum.  Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.  

Below are our K-12 Fine Arts offerings:

K-4 Art and Music: once every six day cycle for 40 minutes

  • In Middle School, we offer:

5th Grade Art and Music: every other day for 20 weeks, 41 minute period.

6-8th Grade Art (2D and 3D) and Music (General and Electronic) every other day for 10 weeks, 41 minute period. 

At the Middle School level we offer the following co-curricular classes:
5th Grade Band
6th Grade Concert Band
7th & 8th Grade Wind Ensemble/Marching Band
Comet Choir (6th Grade)
Festival of Chorus (7/8th Grade)

Carthage Middle School also offers the following extracurricular organizations:
Singing Club
Guitar Club
Piano Club
Middle School Musical
Art Club
Flag Squad
Jazz Ensemble

  • 9-12th Grade offers every other day for a block of 82 minutes.  All HS students need 1 fine arts credit to complete NYS requirements for graduation.
  • Carthage HS offers the following curricular classes:

Foundations of Art
Studio II
Drawing and Painting
Advanced Drawing and Painting
Clay II
Advanced Clay
Independent Art
Theatre Arts
Advanced Theatre Arts
Music Theory

Our high school co-curricular classes include:
Camerata Singers
Concert Band/Marching Band/Pep Band 
Jazz Ensemble

Carthage High School offers the following extracurricular organizations:
Guitar Club
Flag Squad
Fall Drama
Spring Musical

Carthage Central is proud to have a dedicated and highly qualified Fine Arts Staff and we hope you will join us for our many events during the school year.  All our events can be found on the web calendar.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dana Vendetti at or 315-493-5801.