Core is a required component of the VSAA curriculum. In Core, the information and the procedures from the academic classroom—language arts, social studies, math, and science—are applied to real-life tasks in interdisciplinary, arts-based projects. Students experiment with group collaboration and the creative process; they learn time, task, and materials management; they become adept at communication and problem-solving. Core fuses academic knowledge with artistry in a complementary blend of information and art, of research and reflection and of skills and passion. Core can fulfill an elective or fine art graduation requirement.