Colchester High School Electives Art Art Business Business Health Health Music Music PE PE World Languages World Languages
CHS Art Department CHS Art Teachers Vito Cannizzaro Anne Cummings
Art Department Requirements All CHS students are required to take 1 credit (2 semesters) of Fine Art - Visual Art or Music. Learn, Think, Act, Create!/ Art 1 is a prerequisite for all other art courses. All Art classes, except AP Studio Art, are one semester classes, earning ½ credit per class. After LTAC/ Art 1, Freshmen may take Mad Mark-Making(Drawing), Clay Arts, The Laker Brush-off(Painting), and Exploring the 3 rd Dimension(Sculpture).
Art Course Sequence Learn, Think, Act, Create! Clay Arts Exploring the 3 rd Dimension Pixography (11 th or 12 th grade, and ONE other Art course after LTAC) Clay Arts 2 CHS Art Warrior: A. P. Studio Art (11 th or 12 th grade, LTAC, and TWO other Art courses.) Mad Mark Making The Laker Brushoff Dynamic Design (Mad Mark Making, or The Laker Brushoff The 3 rd Dimension and Beyond
Health Requirements One semester class is required. Students may elect to take Food! From Soil to Stomach as an elective. Student can choose either Human Ecology or Life 101 Both of these courses meet the graduation requirement. Human Ecology is designed for grades 9 & 10. Life 101 is designed for grades 11 & 12. Food! From Soil to Stomach is designed for grades 9-12 and is an elective credit.
Human Ecology Topics to be covered: Personal Health; Prevention/Healthy Lifestyles, Stress Management Communication, Goal Setting, Decision Making and Refusal Skills Nutrition Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Human Sexuality
Food! From Soil to Stomach Topics to be covered: Sustainability Food systems: global, local, organic, conventional Explores the many facets of food: growing, cooking and eating. Gardening
CHS Music Department Evan Peltier– Melissa Towle These courses fit into the Fine Arts requirement.
Instrumental Colchester Concert Band year long course / 1.0 credit year long course / 1.0 credit Colchester Jazz Orchestra year long course / 1.0 credit year long course / 1.0 credit Basic Guitar Semester course / 0.5 credits Semester course / 0.5 credits For the beginning guitarist For the beginning guitarist
Beginning Piano Semester course / 0.5 credits For the beginning pianist Intermediate Piano Semester course/0.5 credits Designed to build on beginner piano Music Technology Semester course / 0.5 credits Compose, create, and record music
ChoirChorus year long year long 1.0 credit 1.0 credit open to all students and abilities open to all students and abilities Concert Choir year long year long 1.0 credit 1.0 credit teacher recommendation required teacher recommendation required Chamber Singers year long year long 1.0 credit 1.0 credit by audition by audition
All students are required to complete 1.5 credits of PE for graduation. PE is offered each semester. CHS offers 25 different units.
PE Units Racquetball Badminton Fencing Mountain Biking Orienteering Climbing wall Ropes Course Canoeing Skiing/Snowshoeing Table Tennis (ping-pong) In-line skating Archery Dance Crossfit Team Sports Personal Fitness
World Languages at CHS French and Spanish BienvenueHola
World Language Requirements There is NO language graduation requirement at CHS. All students are encouraged to enroll in a language. College bound students should plan to take a minimum of two years of a language. Competitive colleges are looking for three to four consecutive years.
World Language Offerings French I through French IV Spanish I through Spanish IV Level V is not offered annually in either language. It will be offered as enrollment and staffing allow.