Art 10, 20, 30
The Art 10/20/30 sequence of courses introduces students to the use of art materials and various art media and the elements of two and three-dimensional design. Students will work in five major art areas: drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, and ceramics. Evaluation is based on studio work, as well as written and oral critiques.
Art 10i, 20i, 30i
Students will work in five major art areas: drawings, painting, print making, sculpture, and ceramics. Evaluation is based on studio work, as well as written and oral critiques. The Art 10i/20i/ 30i sequence goes beyond the regular art curriculum to satisfy the requirements of the International Baccalaureate.
Drama 10, 20, 30
Drama 10 provides an introduction to the fundamentals of drama, as well as encouraging student creativity and imagination. The emphasis in Drama 10 is on group involvement, rather than individual participation.
Music 10, 20, 30 (Choral)
The aim of the choral program is expansion of the individual's vocal abilities while functioning as an integral member of a chorus. A broad variety of choral literatures from classical to contemporary forms the basis of the course. The student is given opportunities to broaden his/her musical experience through a variety of workshops and public performances. Music students are required to participate in a minimum of two major performances outside school. Choral courses are scheduled on a full-year basis, meeting three times per week.
Music 11, 21, 31 (Concert Band) (previous band experience desirable)
This is a performance-oriented course sequence that is scheduled on a full-year basis. As well as attending regular rehearsals, students are expected to participate in various performances outside school time throughout the school year. Student will be exposed to various styles of music so as to broaden their appreciation of music. The more enthusiastic students may also participate in various ensembles. While Music 11 does not have any formal prerequisites, students should have some previous band experience.
Music 15, 25, 35 (Stage Band) (previous band experience desirable)
Stage Band is a performance-oriented course sequence offered on a full-year basis. In addition to regular rehearsals, students are expected to participate in various performances outside school time throughout the school year. Jazz, jazz-rock, jazz theory, popular music, and improvisation make up the course curriculum. These courses also provide opportunities for small ensemble experience.