FOCUS Classes descriptions
Musical Theatre students expand their previously acquired knowledge of theatre skills and concepts through imagination, creative dramatics, movement, music, monologues and short scenes, and research with a focus on improving individual performance and acting choices. The use of improvisation is accelerated, shaping and molding their ability to think quickly and fostering a higher sense of autonomy. As students play, move, and create together, they continue to develop important skills such as teamwork, acceptance, respect, critical thinking, and responsibility that will help students be successful in the 21st century.
Do you love to sing? Then Star Singers if for YOU! Students will continue to develop artistry excellence through choral music. This group provides artistic excellence with the opportunity to strengthen his or her voice through quality instruction. Students will learn correct singing techniques, breath control, sight-singing, and compose their own music. Students will learn and perform a repertoire that includes recently released music, spirituals, patriotic songs, canons, folk songs, and chorals. Students will have the opportunity to sing in new languages and experience the beginning stages of show choir by incorporating choreography into their choral music.
Guitar class will serve as an introductory course to students interested in playing the guitar. Students will learn the fundamentals of guitar such as posture, tone production, basic chord shapes, and strumming techniques.
*If signing up for a performance group as one of your top three choices (Strings, Theatre, Singers),you acknowledge that your child will be required to participate in performances throughout the year outside of school hours, both on and off-campus, and these performances will count towards their grade.
Are you ready to learn how to code, become a journalist, design graphic arts, and study novels? Star Media is the class that can teach you all of these great life skills! Library Media programs provide a welcoming, resource-rich environment that supports multiple literacies, cultivates a culture of inquiry and literacy appreciation, and encourages the independent, ethical exploration of information and ideas. In this course, students will use print and digital resources, create and evaluate various forms of media, and self-select materials for personal and academic needs in the library/media center. This class will help you to complete your CTE: Computer Fundamentals Course, and participate in campus-wide projects through graphic arts design, and Multimedia Journalism. Finally, this class will help you learn the basics of coding to improve your sequencing skills, problem-solving, logical thinking, cause and effect skills, counting, and computational thinking.
Students will study contemporary and historical art and visual culture to develop an understanding of effective visual communication. Students will explore a variety of 2-D and 3-D media to enhance their connection to the world around them.