High School Digital Communication Arts

Please carefully read all the instructions and rubrics below.

The following bullets are highlights of the portfolio, the link to the portfolio rubric is located below this list. All students are required to participate in an assessment of their choice located on the bottom of this page (Creative Writing, Graphic Design, or A Photo Manipulation) in addition to the portfolio requirement on their assessment date and time.

For a successful completion of the HS Digital Communication Arts Assessment you will need to do the following:

The portfolio (submitted the due date specified on your choice application) should contain the following:

Portfolio Sections are listed below:

All of these have more requirements than displayed here and can be found in the Portfolio Rubric.

See links to the rubric that you will be scored against: HS Digital Communication Arts PORTFOLIO RUBRIC 2019


If you have any questions, please feel free to address them with Mr. Greider through email.

If you are applying to the Communication Arts assessment twice, you will need to submit a different portfolio for each time you apply. That being said, there should be different portfolio pieces submissions for the “Finely Polished Pieces” for each submission. But, you are allowed the same submissions for the “Work Samples” in both portfolios.


Looking for tips and more information about this major? Try these websites that have some information about the Communication Arts Fields and Coding.

Info about Comm Arts as a profession: Comm Arts Magazine

More free websites about Coding: Khan Academy for learning Web Design  |  Code Academy for Web Design 

There are countless tutorials to learn the programs, here are a few Youtube series on how to learn GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Info about Creative Writing: Creative Writing Prompts301 Short Story Ideas

An in-depth look at HS Comm Arts Majors – Made by a High School Comm Arts Major.

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