Fine Arts

  • Art Foundations

    Grades 9-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Not available for credit recovery.

    This beginning class includes the study of a wide range of fine art, craft and commercial art forms. The course introduces the elements of art, the principles of design and relationship of the visual arts to daily living. It is designed to explore fundamental art processes, teach basic art skills, develop the student’s art vocabulary and survey historical and cultural art concepts. It fulfills the fine arts graduation requirements while providing a foundation for the student who wishes to pursue art in depth. Successful completion of Art Foundations is a prerequisite for all other visual arts courses.

    Session 1, seated, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Session 2, seated, 7:40 a.m. - 3:09 p.m.


  • Fine Arts Appreciation l:  Music

    Grades 9-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    Available for credit recovery.

    Students enrolled in this online course will be introduced to music of the 20th century and how it affected the culture of America. Units to be covered may include, but not be limited to Jazz, Rock n Roll, Motown, and Hip Hop. Successful completion of Art Foundations is a prerequisite for all other visual arts courses. 

    Session 1 and 2, online only

     (1/2 credit is 4 weeks)


  • Fine Arts Appreciation ll: Art

    Grades 9-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    Students enrolled in this online course will be introduced to visual art ideas as they relate to the history and context in which art is made. Students will interact with art through the lens of a tourist, a critic and a curator through activities that include virtually visiting museums around the world, blogging, and curating a virtual exhibition. Successful completion of Art Foundations is a prerequisite for all other visual arts courses. 

    Session 1 and 2, online only

    (1 credit is 4 weeks)


  • Music Theory

    Grades 9-12

    1 unit of credit 

    The purpose of the Music Theory course is to provide a program of study which allows high school students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Music Theory.  This course will provide the highly motivated music student with educational and musical opportunities beyond the regular performance ensembles for a thorough, rigorous, and challenging course of study.  The class will require musical analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills.

    Session 1 and 2, online only

     (1 credit is 4 weeks)