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 day of your assessment) 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

2019 Portfolio Grading Rubric

All digital communication arts portfolios must be picked up from Cab Calloway between the dates of January 28th to February 4th.

If you are submitting a digital portfolio as a flash drive, please place it in a 6 x 9 envelope clearly labeled with your full name. When picking up your flash drive, please look for it to be in an envelope with your name on it.

Day of Assessment Information and Rubrics

Be prepared to participate in an assessment activity as it pertains to your specific concentration on your assessment date and time. You will pick from 1 of 3 different assessment activities to participate in. Two assessments require knowledge of free software called “Gimp” (which is compatible with Mac’s and Window’s machines), Adobe Illustrator, and/or Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of Adobe software is not required to pass the assessment. You may choose to use any one or more of the listed software to complete your assessment. If you opt to complete the creative writing assessment, knowledge of a word processor like Google Docs or Microsoft Word is required.

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

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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