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Fine Arts Academy

The Fine Arts Academy distinction acknowledges graduating seniors that complete a plan emphasizing a fine arts focus in one of the three Fine Art strands:  Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts.  To be eligible for this distinction, the student must complete all requirements in one focus area.  Students earning this distinction are eligible to wear a royal blue distinction cord at graduation.


Music department criteria for distinction:

1.  Four consecutive credits in one of the three music performance courses: Choir, Band, or Orchestra

2.  Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

3.  Two Activity Letters in Music

 
 

1.  Four credits of any of the following courses:  Acting 1, Acting 2, Acting 3, Acting 4, Acting 5, Theatre Arts, Theatre as Literature, Shakespeare 

2.  Earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 in Theatre courses

3.  Two Activity Letters in Theatre

 
Visual Arts department criteria for distinction:
 

1.  Four credits of Visual Arts

2.  Submit an AP Studio Art portfolio in 2D-Design or 3D-Design during senior year

3.  Personal exhibition of work in May of the graduating year

4.  Participate in at least one of our community activities (Art Trek, MAI, Hockaday Tours, or Art Mentoring)

5.  Earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 in Visual Arts courses 

 

 

FINE ART GRADUATION DISTINCTION:
    

Curriculum Area

 

 

Fine Arts Distinction

 

 

 

 

Includes successful completion of 1 Fine Art Focus

 

 

 

 

Royal blue cord

 

English

 

 

4.0

 

Social Studies

 

 

3.0

 

Math

 

 

3.0

 

Science

 

 

2.0

 

International Language

 

 

0

 

Health Enhancement

 

 

1.5

 

Vocational

 

 

1.0

 

College & Career Readiness 1 & 2

 

 

1.0

 

General Electives

 

 

2.5

 

Engineering Courses

 

 

0

 

Fine Arts

 

 

4.0

 

Agriculture Courses

 

 

0

 

TOTAL

 

 

22.0

 

 

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