Fine Arts

Fine Arts are an important part of the curricular and co-curricular options. These give students the opportunity to express themselves in creative ways that are additional to their core academic studies.

 

Music – Shalom Christian Academy has traditionally made music a vital component of student learning.

  • Elementary students participate in music class two times each week and have chorus practice at an additional time in the week. Third and fourth graders learn to play the recorder.
  • Middle School students must take a music course which includes the options of middle school chorus, band or general music class. Participating on a worship team is also an option.
  • High School students have chorale as an elective. Students may also audition for ensemble which is a smaller group within chorale. Participating on a worship team is also an option.
  • Ninth grade students take music appreciation, which includes learning to play the guitar.
  • Band is an option for students beginning in 5th grade.
  • High School students have the option to take music theory classes.

 

Art – This area allows are students to learn to work with different mediums, learn new techniques, express their creativity, and study a variety of artists.

  • Elementary students have a 45 minute art class each week.
  • Middle School students have art once per week. Eighth graders have the option for an additional advanced art class.
  • High School students have art as an elective with choices that include a variety of mediums including 3D.

 

Drama – Middle and High School students are able to express, practice, and present their dramatic abilities.

  • Middle School students hold dramatic performances twice per year – at Christmas and in the spring.
  • High School drama students perform in a fall play and a spring musical. The musical is typically done as a dinner or dessert theater.
  • High School drama class time is used for learning acting techniques.

 

Other Fine Arts Options – Electives include digital media, yearbook, and creative writing.

  • Photography students learn the basics of how to take and edit photos. Advanced students learn photography concepts including back lit scenes, perspective tricks, and architecture.
  • Yearbook students work to design a volume that captures the educational, emotional, and social experiences of the students.