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Fine Arts Curriculum

OUR PROGRAMS

BAND PROGRAM

Students have the opportunity to participate in the band program in grades 6-12. Middle level students (grades 6-8) meet regularly for rehearsals and for lessons. High School students meet daily for large group rehearsals and once per cycle for a lesson.

Band students also have the opportunity to participate in summer lessons. These lessons are once a week for 6 weeks over the summer and are free to any La Crosse School District student in grades 6-12.

CHORAL PROGRAM

Students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to participate in choir. Middle level students (grades 6-8) meet regularly for rehearsal (time varies for grade level). High School students meet daily for large group rehearsals.
Choir students also have the opportunity to participate in summer lessons. These lessons are once a week for 6 weeks over the summer and are free to any La Crosse School District student in grades 6-12.

GENERAL MUSIC PROGRAM

Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade receive 90 minutes of music in each six day cycle. Kindergarten through second graders come every other day for 30 minutes while the third through fifth graders come for 45 minutes every three days.
Through music, students will have a myriad of experiences from singing and moving to music, to playing instruments, reading, writing and composing music, to relating the fine arts to other curricular areas, community, and history. In middle schools, students receive a semester of instruction in 6th grade, and may elect to take additional general music courses in 7th grade and 8th grade.

High school offerings include Music Theory, Soundscapes, Media Fusion, and Student Classroom Assistant. Please see the High School Course Guide for more descriptions.

Music Lab is an alternative to participating in a performance based group in 7th and 8th grade. These students experience music through studying keyboards, guitars, music history, composition, musical computer programs and African drumming without performing for a large audience.

ORCHESTRA PROGRAM

Students have the opportunity to participate in the orchestra program in grades 4-12.

Elementary level students meet for small group lessons and large group rehearsals.

Middle level students (grades 6-8) meet regularly for rehearsals and for lessons.

High School students meet daily for large group rehearsals and once per cycle for a lesson.
Orchestra students also have the opportunity to participate in summer lessons. These lessons are once a week for 6 weeks over the summer and are free to any La Crosse School District student in grades 4-12.

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

Students in grades K through 5th grade receive 90 minutes of art each six day cycle.

In Middle Schools, students receive a semester of art in 6th and 7th grade and may elect to take 2D or 3D art in 8th grade.

In High School students have a variety of choices in art including drawing, sculpture, photography, techno-art, art seminar, AP art studio, and student classroom assistant. Please see the High School Course guide for more description.

DRAMA PROGRAM

Students in our Middle Schools have the opportunity to be part of school productions that are offered outside of the school day.
High School students can elect to take acting and directing as well as participate in co-curricular productions. Please see the High School Course Guide for more description.

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VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

K-5 Art Prog. Curric. Guide

Students in grades K through 5th grade receive 90 minutes of art each six day cycle.

In Middle Schools, students receive a semester of art in 6th and 7th grade and may elect to take 2D or 3D art in 8th grade.

In High School students have a variety of choices in art including drawing, sculpture, photography, techno-art, art seminar, AP art studio, and student classroom assistant. Please see the High School Course guide for more description.

DRAMA PROGRAM
Students in our Middle Schools have the opportunity to be part of school productions that are offered outside of the school day.

High School students can elect to take acting and directing as well as participate in co-curricular productions. Please see the High School Course Guide for more description.