Fine Arts

  • Visual Arts (Grade 8)

    This course gives students an opportunity to explore the arts through the application of skill and media development while considering perspectives of artists and careers in the arts. Students will develop critical thinking skills as they embark on their own journey of engaging with 2D and 3D media. As students expand their own creativity and […]

  • Visual Arts (Grade 7)

    This course is designed to stimulate the creativity and personal development of students by working in an interactive art studio. The students work with a variety of art media, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The proper use of art tools and care of materials are explained and demonstrated. Art creation, art history, critical analysis, collaboration, and […]

  • General Music (Grade 8)

    This course aims to broaden a student’s horizons concerning the music of various times, places, and cultures. Through the use of hands-on activities and active listening experiences, students will obtain knowledge of basic musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm, melody, form, dynamics, and musical notation, eventually enabling the student to spend time creating music in […]

  • General Music (Grade 7)

    This course aims to develop student’s skills in the creative process of music. In addition to gaining hands-on experience in music theory activities that include rhythm, melody, notation, scales, improvisation, composition, and arrangement, students will learn the functions and connections of music to communities, cultures, arts, and technology. Students will engage in multiple modes of […]

  • General Music I

    In this course, students will investigate the role of music in their lives and in the world through listening, discussing, writing, and performing. Students will discover the various aspects of music notation, the history of Western music, music from various cultures, and different career paths in the music industry. Students will also investigate the ethics […]

  • Art Appreciation (Dual Enrollment ART 100)

    This dual enrollment course introduces art from prehistoric times to the present day. Students will learn about architectural styles, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting techniques. The course highlights major artists and key contributions from global and Western culture. The course covers content chronologically and/or thematically. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer course.

  • Visual Arts (Grade 6)

    This introductory course is intended to involve all students at their own level in an interactive art studio. The students work with a variety of art media, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The proper use of art tools and care of materials is explained and demonstrated. Art history, critical analysis, and the development of an art […]

  • Middle School Art Exploratory

    This course offers students the opportunity to explore basic arts techniques and theory in a variety of media. Students will develop their art skills, learn new studio habits, grow as artists, develop critical thinking skills, expand their creativity, and experiment with art-making using both 2D and 3D media. Students will learn about the nature of […]

  • General Music (Grade 6)

    The aim of this course is to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of music. Basic musical concepts are taught through hands-on activities and listening experiences. Students create their own compositions using technology and learn about timbre, pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, form, dynamics, duration, and music notation. This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for […]

  • AP Art History

    AP Art History explores the nature of art, its uses, its meanings, art-making, and responses to art. Through investigation of diverse artistic traditions of cultures from prehistory to the present, the course fosters in-depth and holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students will explore works of art in a 250-image […]