Art – 10 Units
This course introduces students to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Class time experiences will include a variety of media (pencil, ink, charcoal, sculpture, and paint). Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze, and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussion and critiques.
Advanced Art – 10 Units
Art may be taken consecutive years with the permission of the instructor. Students in the Advanced Art class will develop major projects focusing on a chosen media such as sculpture or painting.
Bell Choir – 5 to 10 Units
Bell choir is a performing organization in which students learn different techniques for ringing the hand-bells and how to read music. The bell choir schedules performances both on and off campus throughout the year. Uniforms will need to be purchased.
Choir – 2.5 to 5 Units
Choir is a performing vocal ensemble designed to study choral music and to develop the art of ensemble singing and vocal technique. The choir performs in the Highland SDA Church and also performs several concerts a year at other locations. Uniforms will need to be purchased.
Orchestra – 5 to 10 Units
This course is open to any student with some proficiency on a brass, wind, string, or percussion instrument. Emphasis is placed upon ensemble techniques appropriate to each instrument and the performance of the best orchestra repertoire. Many sacred and secular concerts at Highland and on tours are given throughout the year. Admission is by audition/ invitation, and uniforms will be required for performances.
Photojournalism – 5 Units
This course covers the basics of good photography and technique, as well as basic digital editing. Photo composition and the importance of proper lighting and exposure are stressed. Students will also learn basics about writing copy to further tell the story captured in their images.
Private Music Lessons – 5 Units
Private lessons are offered to both advanced students interested in developing skills in music and beginning students who wish to learn to play an instrument or sing for the first time. Lessons are available in the areas of keyboard, band instruments, and voice. Lessons are held weekly and require independent daily practice. (For lesson charges, see Private Lessons under the “Financial Information” section in the Handbook.)
Sole Voce – 2.5 to 5 Units
This vocal ensemble is designed to challenge those who are capable of and interested in studying more advanced choral literature. Music, both sacred and secular, of many periods of choral music history is studied and performed. Membership is obtained through audition and invitation of the director and selected from members of the choir. Tuxedos and formal dresses are required each year as performance attire. The group is scheduled for both on and off campus performances each year.
Woodworking-Basics – 10 Units
This is a beginning class exploring the process of woodworking from tree to finished project. The students will learn to safely use the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, and other wood shop equipment. There will be a lab fee to cover the materials and supplies for the student’s project.
Woodworking-Intermediate – 10 Units
This class is designed for those students who wish to further their knowledge and skills in woodworking. This more advanced class will cover other types of joinery and a more difficult student project. There will be a lab fee to cover the materials and supplies for the student’s project.