Fine Arts Curriculum
In 8th grade, students take Art Appreciation, a class that enables them to think about the components of art, how those components have been used throughout the history of art, and what art says about culture and philosophy.
In 9th grade, students take Understanding Music, a class that enables them to recognize the components of “high art” music. They are exposed to the basics of music, the components of an orchestra, and they learn to listen to and recognize various styles of music. They gain an appreciation for the ability of music to convey ideas and emotions.