• John Rasky

    Coordinator for Fine Arts

    P: (757) 603-6458

    F: (757) 253-6722

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Arts & Theatre

Arts education, a vital part of the curriculum at all grade-levels is designed to transmit knowledge, skills and expand an appreciation for various cultures. Personal growth and satisfaction are acquired as students strive for quality in individual and group performance and production. All schools offer theatre instruction through an approved curriculum.

Each school participates in Theatre Performance Activities throughout the year to showcase students in all grades in the visual and performing arts. Numerous partnerships with region, community and civic organizations exist to promote the arts in the WJCC schools.

Music

The WJCC music programs are a vital part of the curriculum at all grade-levels and are designed to transmit knowledge, skills and expand an appreciation for various cultures. Personal growth and satisfaction are acquired as students strive for quality in individual and group performance activities. All schools offer a variety of music offerings that support the overall curriculum and provide children opportunities for artistic expression.  Our Secondary Schools offer an extensive study in instrumental and vocal music instruction through an approved curriculum. Instrumental instruction for both band and strings starts in the 5th grade.

WJCC music students and the building based musical ensembles are active participants in the numerous activities sponsored by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association and the Virginia Choral Directors Association.  Many of our Secondary Ensembles are recognized as some of the highest quality within the Commonwealth.  Each school participates in Fine Arts Festival Activities throughout the year to showcase students in all grades in the visual and performing arts. Numerous partnerships with region, community and civic organizations exist to promote the arts in the WJCC schools.

Middle School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 9115ADV

    This course is designed for advanced art students who are ready for high school level instruction.Students are introduced to the techniques and methods of creating ...

  • Course ID: 1392

    As an extension of previous learning, students build ensemble skills, focus on the psychological and emotional dimensions of character, perform scripted works and explore theatrical ...

  • Course ID: Exp6

    Emphasis at this level is on use of design elements for expression and communication.A focus is on the role of art in world cultures and ...

  • Course ID: 9104

    Visual communication, design principles and drawing are stressed at this level.Objectives reflect concern for realistic representation and an interest in contemporary issues.

  • Course ID: 9115

    The elements and principles of design continue to be stressed at this level.Expression of feelings through art media and communication through mass media are also ...

  • Course ID: Brass, Percussion7, Woodwinds7

    This course is designed to train a student to become a proficient musician on his/her individual instrument.The class includes three basic areas: brass, woodwinds, and ...

High School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 1416

    Course continues to build upon skills introduced in Theater Foundation, including developing concentration and focus, characterizations, physical agility, and creativity through the use of a ...

  • Course ID: 9334

    Consisting of woodwinds, brass, and percussion, this class emphasizes detailed work on band and ensemble literature as well as individual concentration on tone production, technique, ...

  • Course ID: 9389

    This class is for the experienced and performance-oriented musician. Techniques studied will be expanded upon to include more advanced vocal techniques, musicianship, sight-reading, and theory ...

  • Course ID: 9339

    Consisting of violin, viola, cello, and bass, this class will emphasize detailed work on orchestral and ensemble literature as well as individual concentration on tone ...

  • Course ID: 9151

    AP Art History is designed to prepare students for the AP Art History examination.The class begins in the ancient world and continues to contemporary day ...

  • Course ID: 9225

    AP Music Theory is an advanced music course for those students wishing to prepare for the AP examination in music theory.The course will develop the ...

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