Course Descriptions

During the freshman year, all students take a full year of art courses designed to be an introduction to the elements and techniques in two broad areas of art: Visual Arts and Performing Arts. Students choose a one-semester course in each of these areas (freshman students who participate in Jazz 9 or Orchestra 9 take these courses for the entire year).

In Grades 10-12, students must complete at least one full credit of art, though the school encourages students to continue their study of art well beyond this minimum requirement. See the individual course descriptions for more information about the amount of credit granted for each course. Full or partial credit toward satisfying the Arts requirement may also be granted, as determined in advance by the Arts Department Head, for significant participation in theater productions. In Grades 10-12, full credit courses meet four times per week and half credit courses meet two times per week.