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Reidsville High School

1901 South Park Drive

Reidsville, North Carolina 27320

Phone (336) 349-6361; FAX:  (336) 349-3205

Principal:  Ann Mitchell

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Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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Cultural Arts Department

CREATIVE DESIGN AND ARTS ACADEMY

The Reidsville High School Creative Design and Arts Academy was developed to prepare students for careers within an array of design oriented fields. The Academy will prepare students with the foundational visual design skills, design thinking, and computer aided design skill that will prepare them for careers in fields such as graphic design, apparel design, interior design, animation and game art design. Contact Mrs Chester for more information, or fill out the application on the following link.

Art I
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Students will explore art with a variety of "hands on" activities in drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, basketry, pottery and weaving.  While exploring each area in Art I, develop an understanding of art history.

Art II
Prerequisite: Art I, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Students will continue their study of art criticism, drawing, painting, pottery, fibers and improve skills in all areas of Art.

Art III
Prerequisite: Art II, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H
Specialize your art skills in selected areas and further your knowledge of art history and art criticism.  Students may continue studying in the following areas: drawing, pottery, sculpture, weaving, and media exploration.

Art IV
Prerequisite: Art III, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Continue the specialized skills emphasized in Art III.  Work independently in a teacher-approved medium.

Honors Studio Art A
Prerequisite: Art I-IV, & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grade:12, Weight: H
Students will continue their study of Art by participation in this independent study.  They will explore three different types of media, complete critical analysis of art works, maintain a daily journal, compile a portfolio and conduct research.  This course will be designed to meet the student's individual interests, under the supervision of the teacher.

Honors Studio Art
Prerequisite: Honors Studio Art A & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Students will complete their high school study of Art by participation in this independent study.  They will design their studies to meet individual interests in the field of Art. Also, complete research, critical analysis of art work, maintain a daily journal and compile a portfolio, while working under the supervision of the teacher.

3D Visual Arts
Prerequisite: Art I, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Students will develop skills in pottery, sculpture, ceramics and other skills that were not covered in Art I.  They will make wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces of pottery. Students will also study origins of clay, kilns, firing processes, as well as lives of professional potters.

Photography
Prerequisite: Art I & Teacher Approval, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Students will learn to compose, develop, as well as, print black and white photos.

Band
Prerequisite: Band experience, audition or previous instrumental training, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Continue instrumental music instruction with an emphasis on musical performance.

Marching Band
Prerequisite: Band experience, audition or previous instrumental training, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Continue instrumental music instruction with an emphasis on musical performance.  Perform at all home and some selected away football games, local parades, school and civic functions.

Symphonic Marching Band
Prerequisite: Band experience, audition or previous instrumental training, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Continue instrumental music instruction with an emphasis on musical performance.  Perform at all home and some selected away football games, local parades, school and civic functions.

Concert Band
Prerequisite: Band experience, audition or previous instrumental training, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Expand your musical understanding and technical development.  Also, develop an understanding of music theory, history and literature.

Jazz Band
Prerequisite: Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Expand your knowledge in the areas of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, as well as, Soul Music.  Also, serve as member of the Pep Band for school activities.

9th Grade Band
Prerequisite: Three years of Middle School Band, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: S
Continue instrumental instruction from Middle School Band with an emphasis on developing skills for the Marching Band and the "Grades, 10-12, Symphonic Band."

Honors Wind Ensemble A
Prerequisite: Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: H
Continue to explore a broad range of literature that represents all aspects of wind literature, including 20th Century, solo, as well as, small ensemble, transcriptions and original works.  Students will study instrumental music, in depth, including performing, sight reading, improvising melodies, notating and analyzing music. Attendance at the District Solo and Ensemble Festival, as well as, Concert Festival, are required.  In addition, students are required to participate in two concerts and area performances.

Chorus
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Learn the basic skills of vocal techniques, musical interpretation, note reading and basic musicianship through a variety of styles.

Chorus II
Prerequisite: Chorus and Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Continue to focus on skills of vocal techniques, musical interpretation, note reading and musicianship, through a variety of musical styles.

Grade 9 Chorus
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: S
Learn the basic skills of vocal techniques, musical interpretation, note reading and basic musicianship, through a variety of styles.

Concert Choir Honors
Prerequisite: Previous choral courses and Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: H
Further your attainment of good skills in rhythm, interval recognition, tone production, blend, and intonation.  Study music from the Renaissance through today's popular styles.

Girl's Chorus/Men's Ensemble
Prerequisite: Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Develop good singing techniques in chorus and study all styles of music.

Vocal Ensemble Honors
Prerequisite: Previous choral courses as determined by the individual school and an audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: H
Learn techniques of show choir and jazz choir with emphasis placed on vocal independence.  Also, receive training in choreography with singing and microphone usage in singing.

Women's Ensemble
Prerequisite: Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Learn techniques of show choir and jazz choir with emphasis placed on vocal independence.  Also, receive training in choreography with singing and microphone usage in singing.

Honors Vocal Music A
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H    
Develop and refine higher levels of vocal ability, while improving musical interpretations.   Also, through analysis, as well as, the study of history, they will appropriate musical vocabulary and symbols.  In addition, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of music, in relation to styles of music, periods of music, composers, as well as, various cultures.

Honors Vocal Music B
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: H
Continue the advanced study of vocal music with the interpretation, as well as, performance of both solo and ensemble music.  Also, continue the analysis and study of history, appropriate musical vocabulary, as well as symbols. In addition, develop an understanding of music, in relation to styles, time periods, composers and various cultures.

Piano Lab
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Learn the musical keyboard basic techniques and rudimentary skills involved in reading music.

Advanced Piano Lab
Prerequisite: Piano Lab or Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Study more advanced music literature and learn key signatures.  Also learn scales, as well as, their application, through improvisation and modulation.

Theatre Arts I
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Explore an introduction to the theatre with general background knowledge in pantomine, voice production, acting, directing and theatre history.  Also, gain actual acting experience.

Theatre Arts II
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I & Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Further your study of acting, directing and stage writing techniques.  Also, learn basic scenery design, set construction and principles of lighting in this performance-oriented course.

Honors Theatre Arts A
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I - II  & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H
Continue your study of theatre arts in this independent study course, that will include the study of script writing, editing, improvisation, acting, design, production and directing.  Also, participate in research, comparison/contrast analysis and critiques.

Honors Theatre Arts B
Prerequisite: Honors Theatre Arts A & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H
Participate in this independent study course by completing projects in one or more areas of theatre expertise.  Students will work with the teacher, to design specific projects in one or more areas of theatre expertise. Students will also work with the teacher to design specific projects that meet the individual interests and skills of the students.

Technical Theatre I
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
Focus your interest on stagecraft instead of performing.  Also, learn how to design and construct scenes, as well as, props.  In addition, learn hand and focus lights, as well as, designing sound.

Technical Theatre II
Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S
Continue your study concerning "behind the scenes" skills of theatre production.

Advanced Acting & Play Production I
Prerequisite: Theatre I - II & Audition, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S
Study method and natural acting through production of plays for the public.  Also, learn specific, technical aspects for the theatre. In addition, students will produce a portfolio of independent work.

Advanced Acting & Play Production II
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts II & Audition, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Continue working with skills developed in Acting and Play Production I, in order to pursue a career in the entertainment business.

Advanced Acting & Play Production I Honors
Prerequisite: Theatre I - II & Audition, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Study method and natural acting through production of plays for the public.  Also, learn specific, technical aspects for the theatre. In addition, students will produce a portfolio of independent work.

Advanced Acting & Play Production II Honors
Prerequisite: Theatre I - II, Advanced Acting I & Audition, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H
Continue studies of both method and natural acting, through production of plays for the public.  Also, learn specific technical aspects for the theatre. In addition, students will produce a portfolio of independent work.