This course is designed to aid the student in understanding the concepts, skills, body of knowledge, and general appreciation of works of art from represented historical time periods and cultures. The content of this course will be classroom activities involving a variety of art forms and media.
Visual Art II
This course is designed to be continued application of the principles and elements of art through classroom activities, while entailing an array of two-dimensional art lessons. (Prerequisite: Art I)(teacher recommendation required)
AP Studio Art
In this course, students produce a college-level quality portfolio, demonstrating artistic investigation and a breadth of work. The Drawing portfolio addresses issues such as line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth, and mark-making. Portfolios are evaluated based on standardized scoring descriptors aligned with skills and understanding developed in college foundation courses. College credit is possible based on the student’s score and post-secondary policy. (teacher recommendation required)
This course involves preparation for performances in music festivals and school concerts.
This course begins with basic beginning marching instruction, and progresses to assembling and coordinating a marching band show. The marching band performs at football games, competitions, parades, and other school and civic events. This course will substitute a physical education credit.
This course is designed to explore the central theme-drama is a reflection of the society in which it exists. This introductory course acquaints the student with theater literature, history, and productions. It offers the student experience in performing pantomimes, improvisations, monologues, acting scenes and short plays.
Theatre Arts II
All of the artistic and technical aspects of producing a play are explored. While ensemble acting is the focus of this advanced acting class, auditioning techniques, improvisation, design, and the business of theatre are included in the context of the course.(Audition required)
Through this course, students are exposed to high-quality music of all cultures and times. They will understand and develop musical concepts and assess themselves individually and as a group, learning to receive and process constructive criticism, which leads to independent self-correction and decision making.
Advanced Vocal Music
This course will provide an expansion of the skills taught in Vocal Music. The student will develop more skills for performance in singing and choreography.(Audition required)
This is a listening class designed to expose students to a multitude of styles, genres, and historical periods of music. Through listening, lecture, classroom discussion, and other activities, students will learn how to effectively listen to music to gain a greater appreciation for its craftsmanship. The class will begin with a unit on the basic elements of music, then with the history of Early European music, jazz, rock and roll, move up through modern popular music. Students will also be learning how to read music through music theory lessons.