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Students majoring in Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) explore and develop their talents in fine arts, instrumental and vocal music, and theater. Seasonal in-house productions, stagecraft, fine art shows, musical and marching band performances take center stage under the guidance of our talented staff and trained professionals. Specialized coursework, individualized lessons, and collaborative experiences prepare students for launching their own artistic college experience and career. Course selection should be geared towards at least one of the following concentrations: Fine Arts, Instrumental, Vocal and Theater.

Recommended Program of Study

Grade 9

  1. English I
  2. Integrated Math I
  3. Integrated Science I
  4. Geography/Civics
  5. Physical Education/Health
  6. Level I VPA Class
  7. World Language
  8. Elective

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II
  3. Biology
  4. Economics
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed/ 10th Seminar
  6. Vpa class
  7. Elective
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III
  2. Integrated Math III
  3. Science course
  4. US History
  5. VPA Class
  6. World Language
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Grade 12

  1. English IV
  2. Mathematics class
  3. World History
  4. VPA Class
  5. Elective
  6. Elective
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

Specific VPA courses or electives that relate to this major are listed on the next page, separated into the four concentrations: Fine Art, Theatre, Instrumental Music and Vocal Music.

9th Grade students may audition for Symphonic Band or Concert Choir once the school year begins. Music majors should also take American Music History