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.

Course Offerings

Course IDTitle
986CICommonwealth Innovation (CI) – Art Foundations, Biology*, and Computer Information Systems
988CICommonwealth Innovation (CI) – Biology II: Anatomy & Physiology and Drawing
Exp6Art – Grade 6
9104Art – Grade 7
9115Art – Grade 8
9115ADVAdvanced Art – Grade 8
Exp6General Music – Grade 6
9269Beginning Choir – Grade 6
9270Choir – Grade 7
9271Choir – Grade 8
8582Beginning Choir – Grade 7
8583Beginning Choir – Grade 8
9245Guitar – Grade 7 or 8
9230Beginning Band – Grade 6
Brass6, Percussion6, Woodwinds6Intermediate Band – Grade 6
Brass, Percussion7, Woodwinds7Band – Grade 7
Brass8, Percussion8, Woodwinds8Band – Grade 8
9235BBeginning Orchestra – Grade 6
9235IIntermediate Orchestra – Grade 6
9236Orchestra – Grade 7
9237Orchestra – Grade 8
Exp6Exploration of Theatre Arts – Grade 6
1400Theatre Arts – Grade 7
1401Theatre Arts Production – Grade 8
1392Advanced Theatre Arts Production – Grade 8
9120Art Foundations
9130Drawing
9147Painting and Printmaking
9193Photography and Communication Design
9161Materials Studies
9160Ceramics
9137Portfolio Art I – Drawing
9138Portfolio Art I – 2-D Design
9139Portfolio Art I – 3-D Design
9142Portfolio Art II – Drawing
9143Portfolio Art II – 2-D Design
9144Portfolio Art II – 3-D Design
9148Advanced Placement Studio Art – Drawing
9149Advanced Placement Studio Art – 2-D Design
9150Advanced Placement Studio Art – 3-D Design
9151Advanced Placement Art History – Grades 11-12
9234Music Appreciation
9225Advanced Placement Music Theory
9333Intermediate Winds and Percussion
9334Advanced Band
9344Honors Band
9250Jazz Ensemble
9338Orchestra
9339Advanced Orchestra
9342Honors Orchestra
9385Beginning/Intermediate Choir
9389Advanced Choir
9390Honors Choir
1414Theatre Foundations
1415Musical Theatre
1416Acting and Directing
1417Stage Movement
1436Technical Theatre
1418Advanced Theatre Studio
9248Exploration of Guitar and Keyboard
9231BBeginning Band – Grade 7
9236BBeginning Orchestra – Grade 7
9100Digital Art – Grade 8