The High School Art program provides a variety of opportunities for the developing art student and prepares them for university study or careers in an art-related field. Course offerings include: Art, Art History, Drawing, Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Pre-AP and AP Portfolio coursework. The High School program offers a multitude of advanced tools, software, resources, materials and experience necessary to compete, display and appreciate art. All students are given the opportunity to participate in the annual district-wide art competition and show.
*The information below reflects the 2015-16 school year. Updates will be each year in the fall.
High school band provides the students with their introduction to the marching program. The high school marching bands rehearse outside the school day during the first semester and perform at all football games, invitational marching competitions, and UIL marching contest.
During the second semester the bands present several concerts, participate in TMEA auditions, compete in solo/ensemble events, and perform at UIL concert and sight reading competition. Additionally, each high school band member is given the opportunity to participate in an overnight trip every year. Jazz band is offered as an after school program at the high school level.
The high school choirs challenge the student with a rich variety of difficult literature and expose the students to a broader range of music with more demanding vocal techniques. Participation at the high school level includes solo/ensemble, T.M.E.A. auditions, Show Choir, and U.I.L. concert and sight-reading competitions.
In addition to the local performance opportunities, high school choir students have the opportunity to participate in an over-night trip each school year.
The High School theatre arts student is expected to achieve a proficient level of mastery and understanding in audience etiquette and performance evaluation. Additionally, each student will actively participate in one or all of the following activities:
- set design and implementation
- physical and emotional representation
- public performance
- character development and analysis with monologue and duet performance
- critical evaluations of productions
- peer direction