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The Arts

"Creativity takes Courage."- Picasso

Our students never stop reaching for it. Whether it's in the classroom or on the stage our students go for Gold in every performance and competition.


Art education is fundamental to the creative development of all children by strengthening their abilities to visualize, problem-solve, communicate, and think creatively as well as critically. Art classes provide opportunities for students to invent and imagine using a variety of art materials to express individual ideas, thoughts and feelings. The art education curriculum includes art processes, culture and history as well as aesthetics involving higher order thinking skills related to creating and examining art. The art program offers a scope of concepts articulated across the Georgia Department of Education's Fine Arts curriculum. It also integrates concepts from STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Language Arts, and Social Studies.

"Contrary to popular belief, Art at its best or most prestigious has more to do with an individual’s Attitude than their aptitude. It has more to do with their Awareness than attention to detail. without an Attitude of respect for those blank spaces that artists are driven to fill, without an Awareness of, for example, what color or how much color, Art becomes purely representational, lacking emotion, lacking a life all its own.

Carrollton High School’s Visual Art “Gold Standard” is and will continue to be defined as the constant meshing of a positive Attitude and a full Awareness … of an evolving ability and a never-satisfied attention to detail."

- Jake Richardson, CHS Visual Arts Teacher


The Performing Arts department at Carrollton High School includes beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in both chorus and drama. There are several after school opportunities for our students via Thespian Troupe 3682, our Tri-M Music Honor Society as well as Showchoir and our student led coffee house, The Sweetnote Cafe.

Each year our audiences enjoy a Night of One Acts, an alternating December concert or a Madrigal Dinner, our annual Showcase! , a full length play and a Broadway-style musical each spring.
CHSPA students are exposed to the best in professional music and theatre.

Each year, students are able to participate in the Georgia Music Educators choral festival's Large Group Performance Evaluation, Georgia High School Association's literary competition (Girls Trio, Boys Quartet, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation and Boys and Girls Solo), National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions, Georgia Theatre Conference College Auditions, NACAC college fair, GMEA All-State Chorus and the Georgia Thespian Conference

Showchoir is available to perform for civic and community organizations in the area.

Call our office to book your event! 770.834.7726 ext 5369


The CHS Trojan Band— Celebrating Over 67 Years of Excellence.

The Carrollton Trojan Marching Band is one of the oldest and most successful bands in the State of Georgia. Organized in 1948 under the direction of Mr. John Dilliard, the band has an unprecedented record of thirty-seven consecutive years of Superior Ratings. In addition to performing for our fans at Grisham Stadium, the Trojan Band upholds a long tradition of appearances in regional, national and international events.

Dr. Ernest McClendon took the band to the next level during his tenure from 1954 to 1968. Mr. Don Hall served from 1968 until 1998 and again from 2007 to 2008. During this time, the band grew in size and performed in parades and events both at home and across the nation. Mr. Robert Carter continued the tradition of award-winning shows from 1998 until 2007 including performances in London, England and Normandy, France. Dr. Andres Strauss served as director from 2008-2009. Mr. Michael Cater came to Carrollton High School in 2009 as the sixth band director in school history. Mr. Christopher Carr is our current band director and has been serving as such since 2014.

CHS Trojan Band Webpage

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