Arts in the Upper School
The First Academy Upper School offers a challenging Arts program with electives in each discipline. Students who want to get a jump start on college courses can even take AP arts programs, and join the National Art Honor Society.
- Want to refine your craft? Work your way up to AP Studio Art through the Upper School Visual Arts. Students can improve their conceptual and technical drawing skills through 2D Art, or learn to master the medium of clay and more through Art 3D or Ceramics.
- Started to act, sing and dance? Try out for our next play, or register for one of the many Theatre classes or join the Sapphires Dance team. Prefer to build the set? Take Stagecraft and learn the technical, lighting and rigging side.
- Find yourself arguing? Master that skill in the Upper School’s Debate course. Learn to counter arguments and speak publicly on your viewpoint.
- Musically inclined? The Upper School Band offers an array of challenging and beginner Band courses. Get involved with the Marching Band and look forward to a Thanksgiving Marching spectacle.
- Can you drum? The Steel Drums course provides a classy twist on the High School band. Students will learn how to better drum at all levels.
- Enjoy Television? Take Digital Cinema and get a glimpse at the life of a reporter. Learn how to digitally edit film and help produce ‘Raw Footage’ the Upper School News program.
- Never used a Mac? Don’t worry, we’ll start you off with Creating in the World of Mac. Get your hands wet with iWorks and iLife, focusing in on Pages and Keynote, in one of the iMac labs.
- Do you dabble in technology? Learn what goes on behind the scenes with the Genius bar course, where you will learn how to build a computer, the concepts of networking, and how to troubleshoot most things IT.
Support the Arts
Help support your favorite Upper School Arts by joining the Fine Arts Network. Much like PTF in the classroom or Boosters on the Athletics field, the Fine Arts Network helps fund each program. Thank you for your continued support; without it the programs would not exist.
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