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BAND I FA200
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CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
ART I FA101
This course is designed for the beginning art student. The course will familiarize the student with the process of creating art through advanced studies to implement and prepare a body of work and portfolio. Tools, techniques, and mediums of art making will be explored as well as producing artistic responses to the media in useful and creative ways. During the course the students will be expected to master a visual vocabulary, primarily the elements and principles of art. The students will be expected to create art pieces that are inherently creative in nature. (not copy work but observational studies) Students will prepare work consisting of a series of drawings, and thematic study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
WIND ENSEMBLE I FA201
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA211 - SYMPHONIC BAND I is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
SYMPHONIC BAND I FA211
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA201 - WIND ENSEMBLE I is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
COLOR GUARD I FA221
Color Guard is part of the Band program, and is a competitive group who learns lance, movement, flag, and other equipment. This group performs with the band at all football games and is a part of the competitive marching season. During the spring semester, the Winter Guard moves indoors to compete on the local, state, and national levels. There are required summer rehearsals for this group.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CONCERT CHOIR I FA301
This choir is designed for students with beginning to intermediate vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
VOCAL ENSEMBLE I FA311
Choir students perform at many exciting concerts and contests. In addition to working and performing as a large group, there is a focus on improving individual voice quality. The first nine weeks are devoted to improving music reading skills and vocal technique as well as learning the All-State Choir literature. The second nine weeks is used to prepare and perform Christmas music. The focus of the third nine weeks is UIL Solo and Ensemble. The fourth nine weeks is dedicated to popular music, graduation music, and other possible competitions. Choir trips and special events are also part of the LHS choral experience.

This choir is designed for students with intermediate to advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
CHORALE I FA321
Choir students perform at many exciting concerts and contests. In addition to working and performing as a large group, there is a focus on improving individual voice quality. The first nine weeks are devoted to improving music reading skills and vocal technique as well as learning the All-State Choir literature. The second nine weeks is used to prepare and perform Christmas music. The focus of the third nine weeks is UIL Solo and Ensemble. The fourth nine weeks is dedicated to popular music, graduation music, and other possible competitions. Choir trips and special events are also part of the LHS choral experience.

This choir is designed for students with advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
DANCE I FA401
Students will learn the following dance units: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, kick, pom and novelty. Students will also learn how to correctly warm-up, stretch and condition. Basic choreography and combinations are taught. Dance II, III, and IV are continuations of the concepts and activities described in Dance I. This class is open to any student both male and female who wishes to fulfill a Fine Arts requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
THEATER ARTS FA501
This course is an introduction to the elements of theater, including basic acting techniques such as stage movement, mime, voice, diction, improvisation, and scene interpretation; exploration of technical theater and interpretation of dramatic literature. Students will study the history of the theater and will perform in a variety of theatrical modes, which may include classical and contemporary theater, dance, drama, mime, children's theater, and musical theater.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PIANO I FA701
This course is available to students who want to learn to play the piano at a beginning level. No musical knowledge or piano skills are required. This course will cover basic music theory and apply it to beginning piano repertoire with increasing difficulty. Music history will be taught as it applies to the music or genre being studied. Student progress will be assessed through written work and in-class performances.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
ART II FA111
Students will explore elements of drawing and design on an intimate level via sketchbook and teacher driven assignments. Students will articulate the elements and principles of art to explore and utilized as a source of creating quality artwork and analyze the art of other artists. Students are expected to draw every day. The instructor's intent in designing the course will focus on the exploring of creative, individualistic, and imaginative, thoughtful and unique responses of connection to ones work through their ability to create art. Students will develop their ability to see as a key factor the importance of art production. The students will submit a portfolio of selected materials from the work they have completed (quality work) during the course for evaluation at the end of the year to build and develop for an AP Studio Art Drawing exam the following year in Art III.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Teacher Approval or 80 or better in Art I
WIND ENSEMBLE II FA202
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA212 - SYMPHONIC BAND II is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
SYMPHONIC BAND II FA212
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA202 - WIND ENSEMBLE II is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
COLOR GUARD II FA222
Color Guard is part of the Band program, and is a competitive group who learns lance, movement, flag, and other equipment. This group performs with the band at all football games and is a part of the competitive marching season. During the spring semester, the Winter Guard moves indoors to compete on the local, state, and national levels. There are required summer rehearsals for this group.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CONCERT CHOIR II FA302
This choir is designed for students with beginning to intermediate vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: FA301 - CONCERT CHOIR I
VOCAL ENSEMBLE II FA312
This choir is designed for students with intermediate to advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
CHORALE II FA322
This choir is designed for students with advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
DANCE II FA402
Students will learn the following dance units: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, kick, pom and novelty. Students will also learn how to correctly warm-up, stretch and condition. Basic choreography and combinations are taught. Dance II, III, and IV are continuations of the concepts and activities described in Dance I. This class is open to any student both male and female who wishes to fulfill a Fine Arts requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: FA401 - DANCE I
DRILL TEAM II FA406
Students will acquire advanced skills in the following: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, kick, pom and novelty. They will be given the opportunity to express self-confidence through auditioning, rehearsing and performing in public appearances. Students will learn to appreciate dance as an art form and to utilize their kinesthetic awareness. This is the class for Dance Team. This class satisfies a requirement for Fine Arts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Drill Team Tryouts and Drill Team I
THEATER PRODUCTION II FA512
This course is designed as a performance based experience. Students will develop skills in all aspects of theater production. Students will produce 4 to 6 productions during the course and will be required to participate in each of the following areas: acting/performance, technical/crew, and managerial/publicity. Advanced students may also be provided opportunities to develop directing and playwriting techniques.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Theater Arts
PIANO II FA702
This course is available to students who wants to continue learning piano skills. This course will cover basic music theory and apply it to beginning piano repertoire with increasing difficulty. Music history will be taught as it applies to the music or genre being studied. Student progress will be assessed through written work and in-class performances.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Piano I
ART III PRE-AP FA121
Art III is a course designed for the ADVANCED art student. Tools, techniques, and mediums of art making will be explored as well as producing artistic responses to the media in useful and creative ways. This course is student driven towards students area of interest in a concentrated idea. During the course the students will be expected to master a visual vocabulary, primarily the elements and principles of art. The students will be expected to create art pieces that are inherently creative in nature. (not copy work from pictures from google or internet but observational studies) Students will prepare work consisting of a series of drawings, and thematic study. The students will address three major concerns in their work. The course will familiarize the student with the process of creating art through advanced studies to implement and prepare a body of work and portfolio for the AP Studio Art Drawing exam.
1. QUALITY: Five original works no larger than 18"x24"
2. CONCENTRATION: Twelve pieces addressing a particular interest or problem
3. BREADTH: Twelve experiences in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist ( teacher driven assignments) including pieces in color and design, observational studies, drawings etc.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Teacher Approval or 80 or better in Art I and II
AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING FA134
Students who intend to study art beyond high school will develop and photograph a portfolio suitable for the college AP exam in this one year studio course for students who wish to further develop their art skills introduced in previous Art classes. The AP Art curriculum is planned to encourage individual exploration of a variety of concepts and media. This studio course is designed to develop and encourage the students to submit a portfolio for the AP Studio Art Drawing exam. Students must therefore be actively engaged in the art making process and be committed to creating artwork daily and sometimes outside of class. The work in this section should show evidence of conceptual, perceptual and expressive development, as well as technical skill; thus, the student’s work should demonstrate a variety of drawing skills and approaches. Students will develop a concentration 12 of related works that demonstrate a student’s commitment to the thoughtful investigation of a specific visual interest or problem which is student driven. Students will develop a breadth section of 12 related works that demonstrate understanding of a wide range of drawing concerns, such as drawing from observation, work with invented or nonobjective forms, effective use of light and shade, line quality, surface manipulation, composition, various spatial systems and expressive mark-making. Five quality pieces of student best work completed will be sent to the college board for the AP Studio art exam final submission in May.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Teacher Approval
WIND ENSEMBLE III FA203
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA213 - SYMPHONIC BAND III is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
SYMPHONIC BAND III FA213
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA203 - WIND ENSEMBLE III is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
COLOR GUARD III FA223
Color Guard is part of the Band program, and is a competitive group who learns lance, movement, flag, and other equipment. This group performs with the band at all football games and is a part of the competitive marching season. During the spring semester, the Winter Guard moves indoors to compete on the local, state, and national levels. There are required summer rehearsals for this group.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CONCERT CHOIR III FA303
This choir is designed for students with beginning to intermediate vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: FA302 - CONCERT CHOIR II
VOCAL ENSEMBLE III FA313
This choir is designed for students with intermediate to advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
CHORALE III FA323
This choir is designed for students with advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
DANCE III FA403
Students will learn the following dance units: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, kick, pom and novelty. Students will also learn how to correctly warm-up, stretch and condition. Basic choreography and combinations are taught. Dance II, III, and IV are continuations of the concepts and activities described in Dance I. This class is open to any student both male and female who wishes to fulfill a Fine Arts requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Dance II
DRILL TEAM III FA407
Students will acquire advanced skills in the following: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, kick, pom and novelty. They will be given the opportunity to express self-confidence through auditioning, rehearsing and performing in public appearances. Students will learn to appreciate dance as an art form and to utilize their kinesthetic awareness. This is the class for Dance Team. This class satisfies a requirement for Fine Arts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Drill Team Tryouts, Drill Team II
THEATER PRODUCTION III FA513
This course is designed as a performance based experience. Students will develop skills in all aspects of theater production. Students will produce 4 to 6 productions during the course and will be required to participate in each of the following areas: acting/performance, technical/crew, and managerial/publicity. Advanced students may also be provided opportunities to develop directing and playwriting techniques.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: FA512 - THEATER PRODUCTION II
ART 4 FA131
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CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
WIND ENSEMBLE IV FA204
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA214 - SYMPHONIC BAND IV is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
SYMPHONIC BAND IV FA214
The first part of the year is devoted to developing the marching band. Students acquire the ability to march and to perform to memorized music. Students are expected to purchase additional supplies, and are expected to be in attendance for all performances of the marching band: football games, rehearsals, and sectionals that occur outside of school hours, pep rallies, and performances. Students also have the opportunity for individual advancement by trying out for the All-State Band organizations. The second part of the year is dedicated to developing students’ playing abilities through concert music, solos, and small ensembles. Students are expected to be in attendance for all performances, rehearsals and sectionals that occur outside of school hours. There are required summer rehearsals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FA204 - WIND ENSEMBLE IV is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
COLOR GUARD IV FA224
Color Guard is part of the Band program, and is a competitive group who learns lance, movement, flag, and other equipment. This group performs with the band at all football games and is a part of the competitive marching season. During the spring semester, the Winter Guard moves indoors to compete on the local, state, and national levels. There are required summer rehearsals for this group.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Band Tryouts
CONCERT CHOIR IV FA304
This choir is designed for students with beginning to intermediate vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FA303 - CONCERT CHOIR III
VOCAL ENSEMBLE IV FA314
This choir is designed for students with intermediate to advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
CHORALE IV FA324
This choir is designed for students with advanced vocal experience and ability. Participation in the All-State Choir audition process and UIL Solo and Ensemble is highly encouraged.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Participation in this choir may be determined by an audition to assess the student’s vocal technique, sight-reading skills, and attitude.
DANCE IV FA404
Students will learn the following dance units: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, kick, pom and novelty. Students will also learn how to correctly warm-up, stretch and condition. Basic choreography and combinations are taught. Dance II, III, and IV are continuations of the concepts and activities described in Dance I. This class is open to any student both male and female who wishes to fulfill a Fine Arts requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Dance III
DRILL TEAM IV FA408
Students will acquire advanced skills in the following: jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, kick, pom and novelty. They will be given the opportunity to express self-confidence through auditioning, rehearsing and performing in public appearances. Students will learn to appreciate dance as an art form and to utilize their kinesthetic awareness. This is the class for Dance Team. This class satisfies a requirement for Fine Arts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Drill Team Tryouts, and Drill Team III
THEATER PRODUCTION IV FA514
This course is designed as a performance based experience. Students will develop skills in all aspects of theater production. Students will produce 4 to 6 productions during the course and will be required to participate in each of the following areas: acting/performance, technical/crew, and managerial/publicity. Advanced students may also be provided opportunities to develop directing and playwriting techniques.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FA513 - THEATER PRODUCTION III