Welcome to the Visual Arts Center
The MCPS Visual Art Center (VAC) is a nationally recognized, pre-college
countywide "by application" art portfolio development program supported
by the Montgomery County Board of Education and MCPS since 1974.
The VAC's 4 year curriculum is designed to grow the creative talents
and minds of students from 9th to 12th grade and to prepare them
to submit one or more AP Studio Art Exam Portfolios
while developing their own personal artist style.
Students use their unique portfolios for
college application, AP credit and scholarship.
In the last 15 years VAC students have received
more than $25 million dollars in scholarship offers.
The VAC was established by the BOE & MCPS and is located
at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Maryland.
More about our program