Fine & Practical Arts
The Fine and Practical Arts Department offers over twenty courses with a “hands-on” approach to learning. The department is divided into two divisions: Visual Arts & Family Consumer Sciences. Students develop life-long skills and prepare for post-secondary studies through creative projects and portfolio development. It is the goal of the department to actively involve students in the aesthetic environment of the school and community creating objects by hand and with thoughtful minds. The Visual and Performing Arts Academy supports artistic growth in a variety of arts and interdisciplinary course offerings. Along with portfolio reviews, students who earn a VPA notation on their diploma will have participated in numerous school and community art related activities.