• FINE ARTS

    Course Title

    Comprehensive Art I/Visual Arts

    Course Number

    0520

    Course Description

    This course introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment and studio production. It emphasizes the ability to understand and use elements and principles of design through a variety of media, processes, and visual resources. Coursework explores master artworks for historical and cultural significance.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Drawing and Painting I-II

    Course Number

    I - 1014         II - 0546 

    Course Description

    This course introduces drawing and painting techniques and a variety of drawing and painting media. It stresses critical analysis of master paintings and drawings of different styles and historical periods; emphasizes problem-solving  techniques to improve techniques and mastery of materials.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of comprehensive Art and Art teacher’s approval are required

     

    Course Title

    Ceramics/Pottery I-II

    Course Number

    I -                   II - 0568

     

    Course Description

    This course introduces three-dimensional design through the use of clay and other sculptural materials. It explores techniques, construction, decoration, origins, and functions of Western and non-Western three dimensional art forms. Coursework includes surface decoration, additive, subtraction, and modeling methods using traditional and non-traditional materials.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of Comprehensive Art and Art teacher’s approval are required

     

    Course Title

    Printmaking I

    Course Number

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course introduces a variety of printmaking techniques using processes such as relief printing (monoprint, callograph block), intaglio processes (etching and engraving) and serigraphy (silkscreen films, stencils, block- out). It investigates the historical development of printmaking in Western and non-Western cultures.

    Emphasizes design elements and principles; introduces art criticism approach applied to fine arts prints and crafts. Coursework will explore a variety of two and three dimensional fine art crafts. Explores historical origin and use of fine arts crafts in Western and non-Western cultures.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of Comprehensive Art and Art teacher’s approval are required

     


    Course Title

    Photography I

    Course Number

    1031

    Course Description

    This course is an introduction to black and white photography and darkroom processing. Students will create a photographic portfolio as they learn the technical and artistic aspects of photography. Digital photography will be included. Photo history, critiques of photos, aesthetics and design will be addressed.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of comprehensive Art and Art teacher’s approval are required

     

    Course Title

    Sculpture I

    Course Number

    0576.0S

     

    Course Description

    This course expands upon three-dimensional design through the use of clay and other sculptural materials. It explores techniques, construction, decoration, origins, and functions of Western and non-Western three dimensional art forms. Coursework includes surface decoration, additive, subtraction, and modeling methods using traditional and non-traditional materials

    Prerequisite

    Completion of comprehensive Art and Art teacher’s approval are required

     

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement Studio Art: Drawing

    Course Number

    0536

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is intended for the highly motivated art student who plans on pursuing a career in visual arts and provides an opportunity for advanced preparation for college. Coursework utilizes an interdisciplinary approach linking classical styles and techniques to contemporary and future media. A combination of media are used to create the portfolio for this class. A great deal of work outside of class time is required for the development of a high-quality portfolio (both two and three dimensional designs) as well as required museum visits. In addition, summer drawing assignments and the development of a sketchbook are expected.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of Comprehensive Art, one additional art course (with completion of two additional art courses preferred) and Art teacher’s approval are required

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement Studio Art:2-D

    Course Number

    0538

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is intended for the highly motivated art student who plans on pursuing a career in visual arts and provides an opportunity for advanced preparation for college. Coursework utilizes an interdisciplinary approach linking classical styles and techniques to contemporary and future media. A combination of media are used to create the portfolio for this class. A great deal of work outside of class time is required for the development of a high-quality portfolio as well as required museum visits. In addition, summer drawing assignments and the development of a sketchbook are expected. A combination of photography, computer art, drawing, and painting are accepted in this portfolio

    Prerequisite

    Completion of AP Drawing and/or Art teacher’s approval are required

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement Studio Art:3-D

    Course Number

    0540

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is intended for the highly motivated art student who plans on pursuing a career in visual arts and provides an opportunity for advanced preparation for college. Coursework utilizes an interdisciplinary approach linking classical styles and techniques to contemporary and future media. A combination of media are used to create the portfolio for this class. A great deal of work outside of class time is required for the development of a high-quality portfolio as well as required museum visits. In addition, summer drawing assignments and the development of a sketchbook are expected. A combination of media including, ceramic, paper, wire, stone, wood, and mixed media are used to create the three dimensional artwork in this portfolio.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of AP Studio Art I and/or Art teacher’s approval are required

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement Art History

    Course Number

    0534

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is open to 11th and 12th grade students. The course will cover Western Art and Non-Western with

    an emphasis on Western Art. Coursework will be broken down into six weeks of Non-Western Art and the remaining time will be used to chronologically survey Western Art from Pre-Historic times to present, including modern trends and ideas in the ever changing works of art. It will combine proper historical techniques and procedures with the emphasis on the unique position and role of the artist, the work of art, and the art critic.

    Prerequisite

    Art teacher approval is required

     

    Course Title

    Theatre Fundamentals I

    Course Number

    0760

    Course Description

    This course will introduce students to the history of theater, performance techniques, stage movements, improvisation, and play production. Emphasis is placed on proper use of voice and body as acting tools, and development of creative abilities and the imagination.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Theatre Arts/Acting I-II

    Course Number

    I - 0792         II - 0794

     

    Course Description

    This course introduces acting and theatre as disciplined art forms; covers methods to observe and understand human behavior and to use those observations to create a character. It includes basic techniques of stage movement and use of physical expression for communication. Coursework enhances vocal techniques and specific patterns for better verbal communication.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of Theatre Fundamentals and Theatre teacher’s approval are required.

     

     

    Course Title

    Theatre Arts/Advanced Drama I-II

    Course Number

    I - 0784          II - 0786

    Course Description

    This course introduces advanced acting process. Stresses developing imagination, observation, concentration powers and self-disciple. It includes developing physical and vocal control while transmitting emotions, convictions and ideas; enhances self-confidence and self-awareness. Coursework focuses on scene study.

    Prerequisite

    Completion of Theatre Fundamentals and Theatre Acting courses and Theatre teacher’s approval are required.

     

    Course Title

    Dramatic Arts/Musical Theatre I

    Course Number

    0768

    Course Description

    This course introduces the student to the basic elements of music, rehearsal and performance techniques, and the history of theatre.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Dramatic Arts/Technical Theatre I

    Course Number

    0776

    Course Description

    Focus will include stage and prop design. Management, lighting and directing will be explored.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Beginning Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 1212   II - 0816   III - 1818   IV - 1820

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is an introduction to choral performance and includes performance on a limited basis. Basic skills for proper vocal production will be stressed and expanded upon.  Fundamental music theory principles will be reviewed and expanded upon as well. Music history will be studied with an emphasis on the particular style and period of the pieces being sung. Performance literature equal to level 1 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and  performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Intermediate Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 0822   II - 0824   III - 0826   IV - 0828

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach intermediate sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal  to level 2-3 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 0830   II - 0832   III - 0834   IV - 0836

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach advanced sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal to level 4-5 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required.

     

     

    Course Title

    Beginning Women’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 0846   II - 0848   III - 0850   IV - 0852

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach beginning sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal to level 1 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required.

     

     

    Course Title

    Intermediate Women’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    1216   II - 1218   III - 1226   IV - 1228

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach intermediate sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal  to level 2-3 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Women’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 1246   II - 1248   III - 1271   IV - 1273

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach advanced sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal to level 4-5 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Mastery Women’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 0854   II - 0856   III - 0858   IV - 0860

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach sight-singing and choral methods at the highest level. Performance literature equal to level 6 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Beginning Men’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 0862   II - 0864   III - 0866   IV - 0868

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach beginning sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal to level 1 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Intermediate Men’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 0870   II - 0872   III-0874   IV - 0876

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach intermediate sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal  to level 2-3 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Men’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 1278   II - 1283   III - 1288   IV - 1293

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach advanced sight-singing and choral methods. Performance literature equal to level 4-5 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Mastery Men’s Chorus I-II-III-IV

    Course Number

    I - 0878   II - 0880   III - 0882   IV - 0884

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach sight-singing and choral methods at the highest level. Performance literature equal to level 6 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Advanced Chorus and/or approval of Choral Director required. An audition may be required

     

    Course Title

    Concert Band I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1038.0) (2nd Semester – 1039.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop fundamental skills and advance as musicians through the performance of band literature. Performance literature equal to level 1 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day. Additionally, participation in marching band may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition may be required. Prior band experience may be required

     

     

    Course Title

    Concert Band II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1046.0) (2nd Semester – 1047.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is offered to students of an intermediate level of musicianship. Performance literature equal to level 2-3 would be appropriate for this class.  Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day. Additionally, participation in marching band may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition may be required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Symphonic Band

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1062.0) (2nd Semester – 1063.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is offered to students at an advanced level of musicianship. Performance literature equal to level 4-5 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day. Additionally, participation in marching band may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Wind Ensemble

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1050.0) (2nd Semester – 1051.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is offered to students of the highest level of musicianship. Performance literature equal to level 6 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day. Additionally, participation in marching band may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Jazz Band I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0900.0) (2nd Semester – 0901.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to offer students exposer to the jazz/small ensemble performance idiom. Performance literature equal to level 1-2 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Additionally, participation in marching band may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Jazz Band II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1120.0) (2nd Semester – 1121.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to offer students exposer to the jazz/small ensemble performance idiom at the intermediate level. Performance literature equal to level 3-4 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must

    be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day. Additionally, participation in marching band may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Jazz Band

    Course Number

    (1st Semester –0908.0) (2nd Semester – 0909.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to offer students exposer to the jazz/small ensemble performance idiom at an advanced level. Performance literature equal to level 5- 6 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Instrumental I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0916.0) (2nd Semester – 0917.0)

    Course Description

    This course provides for band instrumental courses beyond band courses at the beginning level. These may include, but are not limited to, percussion ensemble, jazz band, combo groups, etc. Performance literature equal to level 1-2 would be appropriate for this class.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

     

    Course Title

    Instrumental II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0924.0) (2nd Semester – 0925.0)

    Course Description

    This course provides for band instrumental courses beyond band courses at the intermediate level. These may include, but are not limited to, percussion ensemble, jazz band, combo

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Instrumental

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0932.0) (2nd Semester – 0933.0)

    Course Description

    This course provides for band instrumental courses beyond band courses at the advanced level. These may include, but are not limited to, percussion ensemble, jazz band, combo groups, etc. Performance literature equal to level 5-6 would be appropriate for this class.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    General Band I-IV (Not a Pathway course)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1132.0/1134.0/1136.0/1138.0) (2nd Semester – 1133.0/1135.0/1137.0/1139.0)

    Course Description

    This course is designed to meet the needs of students outside of the traditional band curriculum. These include, but are not limited to, small ensembles and color guard/winter guard.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Percussion I-IV (Not a Pathway course)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1078.0/1080.0/1082.0/1084.0) (2nd Semester – 1079.0/1081.0/1083.0/1085.0)

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to provide performance opportunities to students in the field of percussion – both marching and concert. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, marching band, indoor drum line, percussion ensemble, and solo literature. Performance literature equal to level 4-6 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day. Additionally, participation in marching band may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Band Director is required. An audition is required. Prior band experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Orchestra I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1170.0) (2nd Semester – 1171.0)

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop fundamental skills and advance as musicians through the performance of orchestral literature. Performance literature equal to level 1would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Orchestra Director is required. An audition may be required. Prior orchestra experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Orchestra II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1178.0) (2nd Semester – 1179.0)

    Course Description

    This course is offered to students of a more intermediate level of musicianship. Performance literature equal to level 2-3 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Orchestra Director is required. An audition is required. Prior orchestra experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Orchestra

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1186.0) (2nd Semester – 1187.0)

    Course Description

    This course is offered to students of an advanced level of musicianship. Performance literature equal to level 4-5 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Orchestra Director is required. An audition is required. Prior orchestra experience may be required.

     

     

    Course Title

    Select Orchestra

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0940.0) (2nd Semester – 0941.0)

    Course Description

    This course is offered to students of the highest level of musicianship. Performance literature equal to level 6 would be appropriate for this class. Due to the performance nature of this course, students must be willing to attend all rehearsals and performances during and/or outside the school day.

    Prerequisite

    Approval of Orchestra Director is required. An audition is required. Prior orchestra experience may be required.

     

    Course Title

    Music Appreciation (Not a Pathway course)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1092) (2nd Semester – 1102)

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed for the non-musician and will include a survey of music in society, the evolution of modern music, and the influence of culture on 20th century music. The focus of this class is history and the development of listening skills, rather than performance. Course material will begin with early music in its transformation, styles in modern music, careers in music, music technology, and music’s role in society throughout history.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Music Theory (Not a Pathway course)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1105) (2nd Semester - 1106)

    Course Description

    This course covers music terminology and notational skills, writing skills, visual analysis and aural skills. Coursework emphasizes composition techniques and analysis of Western masterworks from all musical styles and offers opportunities to create and produce original works.

    Prerequisite

    Choral, Band, or Orchestra Director approval is required

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement Music Theory

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1140) (2nd Semester - 1141)

     

    Course Description

    This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Music Theory Examination. It covers terminology and notational skills, writing skills, visual analysis and aural skills with advanced levels of understanding. Students will be required to create and produce original works. Students must have two years  of successful participation in a high school music-performing ensemble.

    Prerequisite

    Choral, Band, or Orchestra Director approval is required.

     

    Course Title

    Keyboarding Technique I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1200.0) (2nd Semester – 1201.0)

    Course Description

    This course introduces students to beginning keyboard techniques and concepts such as scales, fingering,

    sight-reading and standard keyboard literature. Performance literature equal to level 1 would be appropriate for this class.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Keyboarding Technique II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0948.0) (2nd Semester – 0949.0)

    Course Description

    This course provides instruction to the intermediate keyboard player. Technique, scales, fingering, sight- reading and standard keyboard literature are studied. Performance literature equal to level 2-3 would be appropriate for this class.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Keyboarding Technique III

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0956.0) (2nd Semester – 0957.0)

    Course Description

    Advanced keyboarding techniques, scales, fingering, sight-reading and standard keyboard literature are studied. Performance literature equal to level 4-5 would be appropriate for this class.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Piano

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0968.0) (2nd Semester – 0969.0)

    Course Description

    Keyboard techniques, concepts, and literature at the highest level are studied in this course. Performance literature equal to level 6 would be appropriate for this class.

    Prerequisite

    Permission of Instructor and an audition may be required

     

     

    Course Title

    Dance I-IV

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0441.0/0443.0/0449.0/0451.0) (2nd Semester – 0442.0/0444.0/0450.0/0452.0)

    Course Description

    This course will introduce student to various forms of dance. Proper warm-up, conditioning and strength techniques will be utilized. Specific clothing and shoes may be required.

    Prerequisite

    Audition and/or Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Guitar Technique I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0970.0) (2nd Semester – 0971.0)

    Course Description

    This course will introduce students to concepts for playing acoustical guitar with an emphasis on proper technique, reading, and theory. Performance literature equal to level 1would be appropriate for this class. Students are required to provide their own instrument.

    Prerequisite

    Audition and/or Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Guitar Technique II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester-0978.0/0980.0/0982.0/0984.0) (2nd Semester-0979.0/0981.0/0983.0/0985.0)

    Course Description

    This course will provide instruction to students at the intermediate level for playing acoustical guitar with an emphasis on proper technique, reading, and theory. Performance literature equal to level 2-3 would be appropriate for this class. Students are required to provide their own instrument.

    Prerequisite

    Audition and/or Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Guitar Technique III

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 0986.0) (2nd Semester – 0987.0)

    Course Description

    This course will provide instruction to students at the advanced level for playing acoustical guitar with an emphasis on proper technique, reading, and theory. Performance literature equal to level 4-5 would be appropriate for this class. Students are required to provide their own instrument.

    Prerequisite

    Audition and/or Permission of Instructor

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Guitar

    Course Number

    (1st Semester –0994.0) (2nd  Semester –0995.0)

    Course Description

    This course will provide instruction to students at the highest level for playing acoustical guitar with an emphasis on proper technique, reading, theory, and classical literature. Performance literature equal to level 6 would be appropriate for this class. Students are required to provide their own instrument.

    Prerequisite

    Audition and/or Permission of Instructor