Our courses are intended to help students build on the knowledge and skills and are designed to appeal to students’ interests and imagination, and provide a basis for more intensive and specialized study.
Grade 9 & 10
The arts program in Grades 9 and 10 consists of two courses in each of dance, drama, music, and visual arts, one course in media arts, and one course entitled Integrated Arts. All courses offered in Grades 9 and 10 in the arts program are “open” courses. Open courses, which comprise a set of expectations that are appropriate for all students, are designed to broaden students’ knowledge and skills in subjects that reflect their interests, and to prepare them for active and rewarding participation in society. They are not designed with the specific requirements of universities, colleges, or the workplace in mind.
Grade 11 & 12
The arts program in Grades 11 and 12 consists of four courses in each of dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts, as well as a course entitled Exploring and Creating in the Arts.
In all arts subjects in Grades 11 and 12, emphasis is placed on acquiring more advanced skills and applying them in more complex ways. An important aim of the Grade 11 and 12 courses is to help students understand the world in which they live and to help them make choices that will both enrich their lives and prepare them for a variety of careers. To this end, course content is designed to encourage students to understand the connections between what they are doing at the Grade 11 and 12 levels and what is required in a broad range of university and college programs and the world of work.