Fine Arts and Media
The Fine Arts Department offers courses for students in grades nine through twelve. Courses are teacher-directed, yet flexible to allow students to express themselves beyond course parameters. Course objectives are:
1) To continue to gain basic art skills such as drawing, use of tools, and various media
2) To develop a knowledge and understanding of art
3) To gain self-confidence and pleasure from the creative process.
The career-bound student will be prepared for the discipline she/he will encounter in the future. Emphasis is placed on high-quality work and good craftsmanship. Counseling of students will include assistance in student preparation of art portfolios, advice on application procedures, and interview practice by the art faculty.
The Music Department offers a wide variety of courses in both the performance and non-performance areas. Using the knowledge and skills gained in the required seventh - and eighth-grade music courses, students pursue a variety of musical studies in grades nine through twelve. Many performance courses and extra-curricular activities provide for development of vocal and instrumental abilities in large groups,ensemble, and solo performances.