The Fine Arts Department, consisting of Music, Performing Arts, Digital Art, and Studio Art, educates each student by focusing on the individual discipline and utilizing values established in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. The primary goals of the Fine Arts program are to expose the student to a variety of media from each of these disciplines, and to empower the work of creative imagination. Students learn how art mirrors a culture and gain appreciation of the artistic contributions of our global community, resulting in a deepened understanding of a variety of cultural perspectives.

We teach concepts, skills and learner traits. Concepts deal with aesthetics, discipline, balance, form, pace, rhythm, perception and essential ideas. Skills are the mechanics of our disciplines - the manual dexterity of the artist in the studio, the ability to communicate and express ourselves with poise on stage, and the ability to make music with confidence and joy.

Fine Arts courses place special emphasis on many positive traits; passion and curiosity which drive and motivate us, self-discipline and assurance which allows us to act with courage and resilience in our global community, imagination to see a variety of solutions to a single problem. These concepts, skills, and traits are essential to a well-rounded arts education and a well-rounded life.

2021-2022 Course Offerings

Middle School: 5th-8th Grade

Students in grades 5-8 will have the chance to enroll in a variety of semester-long electives over the course of their middle school experience. Below is a list of potential courses

High School: 9th-12th Grade

Graduation Requirement: 2.0 Credits (Four Semesters); Students may choose from any of the Fine Arts courses to meet this requirement. Students should plan on taking a level 1 and 2 course in the same area, as some colleges have this requirement.

*Course offerings are based on student interest and minimum enrollment requirements; therefore, some classes listed may not be offered every school year.