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Cartooning, Comics and Animation (THS only) 06352
This class explores the history of illustration from the simplest cartoon, through dramatic comic book story illustrations, to Disney-type animation and concludes with basic 3D stop motion and computer animation. The student will become familiar with the tools and techniques used in each discipline and will produce an example of a single-frame cartoon, a three-frame strip cartoon, a comic book cover and interior pages, a 2D character, and a 3D character using both a stop motion armature and computer rendering.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Music Appreciation/Music Theory 06022
This class is for students who have an appreciation for music and are interested in learning more about a variety of different musical genres and styles from across the world. Students will be introduced to the elements of music through exploration of music theory, computer programs, web based instruction, listening assignments and hands on projects. Retakes available. Athens only.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Photography 1 (Athens) 07112
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only. This course if offered for the amateur photography enthusiast. It is an introductory course including theory and studio work, each relating to all phases of camera uses, digital imaging, and photographic processing. Basic digital photography skills and techniques will be introduced from an art perspective.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Photography 2 (Athens) 07132
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only. This course is designed for the student who is serious about advance photographic techniques. It will provide the student with a sound working knowledge of camera modes and functions. The course covers and refines Photoshop skills and techniques essential for professional photographic work. Students produce final projects suitable for presentation, home display, and contest entries.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Innovation Lab 8692
No description available
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Innovation Learning 08682
No description available
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Instrumental Music
Freshman Orchestra - Semester 1 (Troy High) 16083
“Freshman Orchestra is available at Athens therefore incoming 9th grade students are not eligible for concert or Symphony Orchestra. This course is for all 9th grade students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp”
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Freshman Orchestra - Semester 2 (Troy High) 26083
“Freshman Orchestra is available at Athens therefore incoming 9th grade students are not eligible for concert or Symphony Orchestra. This course is for all 9th grade students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp…”
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Campus Band - Semester 1 16023
This course is primarily for incoming 9th graders. It may include students from other bands who wish to learn a secondary instrument, as well as upper classmen requiring further musical development. This course will stress the fundamentals of music and deal with the challenges and complexities of group performance. ***Middle school / high school band director recommendation required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Middle school / high school band director recommendation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Campus Band - Semester 2 26023
This course is primarily for incoming 9th graders. It may include students from other bands who wish to learn a secondary instrument, as well as upper classmen requiring further musical development. This course will stress the fundamentals of music and deal with the challenges and complexities of group performance. ***Middle school / high school band director recommendation required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Middle school / high school band director recommendation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Color Guard 6002
Audition required.
CREDIT: 0.05TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Band - Semester 1 16013
This course will stress the fundamentals of group performance and interpretation of fine band literature from all periods of history. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Concert Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Band - Semester 2 26013
This course will stress the fundamentals of group performance and interpretation of fine band literature from all periods of history. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Concert Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Symphonic Band - Semester 1 16003
This is an accelerated course of study in which band music of the highest quality is selected. Band members are expected to maintain a high level of musical proficiency in all related musical activities. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Symphonic Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Symphonic Band - Semester 2 26003
This is an accelerated course of study in which band music of the highest quality is selected. Band members are expected to maintain a high level of musical proficiency in all related musical activities. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Symphonic Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Orchestra - Semester 1 16073
This course is open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. It may be complemented by concert band to form a full orchestra. Course study will prepare students for more advanced techniques and will cover a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full or string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Concert Orchestra - Semester 2 26073
This course is open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. It may be complemented by concert band to form a full orchestra. Course study will prepare students for more advanced techniques and will cover a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full or string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Jazz Ensemble - Semester 1 16033
Ensemble members must play one of the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, vibes, electric guitar, electric or acoustic bass, or drum set. Ensemble members need to be musically literate and maintain a high level of musical proficiency. Course of study will include improvisation and performances of original jazz charts plus mastery of the various techniques demanded by this type of ensemble. ***Audition with band director required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Jazz Ensemble - Semester 2 26033
Ensemble members must play one of the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, vibes, electric guitar, electric or acoustic bass, or drum set. Ensemble members need to be musically literate and maintain a high level of musical proficiency. Course of study will include improvisation and performances of original jazz charts plus mastery of the various techniques demanded by this type of ensemble. ***Audition with band director required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Symphony Orchestra - Semester 1 16063
This course is performance-oriented and open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. Course study will stress interpretation and execution of a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full and string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Symphony Orchestra - Semester 2 26063
This course is performance-oriented and open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. Course study will stress interpretation and execution of a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full and string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Theatre Arts
Introduction to Theatre 00402
Characterization, improvisation, and pantomime will be part of your day in Introduction to Theatre. We will also explore stage movement, role-playing, theatre language, and short scenes. A memorized scene will be performed at the end of the semester. Field trips to area theatres are a possibility. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Theatre II 00412
There are many activities involved in play production. This class will explore set design, lighting, costuming, make-up, directing, and acting at an advanced level. Field trips to area theatres are a possibility. ***Prerequisite required or teacher approval. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Youth Theatre 00162
Youth Theatre is a performance-based class. Improvisation is taken to a new level in this class. Youth Theatre will give you the opportunity to perform children’s plays for elementary school students. Field trips to area theatres are a possibility. ***Prerequisite required or teacher approval. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Theatre III 00422
This is a course designed for advanced theatre students. Your course of study is planned around any aspect of theatre that interests you (i.e., acting, directing, technical work, theatre history, etc.). Explore and improve your theatrical skills through direct experience. Field trips to area theatres are a possibility. ***Prerequisite required or teacher approval. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Visual Arts
Advertising Art 06382
This course presents the use of and information about the many elements of art and graphic design, idea development, and layout combined with current marketing and advertising psychology. Students create their own advertisements utilizing these components. A field trip to a major ad agency is arranged. 1 Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Cartooning, Comics and Animation (THS only) 06352
This class explores the history of illustration from the simplest cartoon, through dramatic comic book story illustrations, to Disney-type animation and concludes with basic 3D stop motion and computer animation. The student will become familiar with the tools and techniques used in each discipline and will produce an example of a single-frame cartoon, a three-frame strip cartoon, a comic book cover and interior pages, a 2D character, and a 3D character using both a stop motion armature and computer rendering.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Ceramics 1 06272
The aim of this course is to teach the following methods of working with clay: pinch, coil, slab and sculpture. All work will be done by hand; no plaster molds will be used. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Computer Graphics 1 06422
This course teaches students how to use the computer as a medium in fine art. The software program, Photoshop, is taught along with art history and art theory. Students are challenged to apply Photoshop skills learned to create interesting works of art based on specific themes. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Drawing 1 06232
This course is an introduction to basic drawing principles and techniques using primarily black and white media. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Fundamentals of Art 06202
This is an introductory art course designed to develop basic skills in drawing, color, and three-dimensional design. Included is the use and care of art materials and tools and the introduction and understanding of art terminology. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Lettering & Calligraphy 06362
This course will present methods in lettering whereby skills can be perfected and the knowledge of letter forms mastered. The development of elegant handwriting, composition, and design skills is explored through a series of applied projects, such as certificates, posters, and greeting cards. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Photography 1 (Athens) 07112
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only. This course if offered for the amateur photography enthusiast. It is an introductory course including theory and studio work, each relating to all phases of camera uses, digital imaging, and photographic processing. Basic digital photography skills and techniques will be introduced from an art perspective.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Photography 2 (Athens) 07132
This course satisfies ½ credit of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only. This course is designed for the student who is serious about advance photographic techniques. It will provide the student with a sound working knowledge of camera modes and functions. The course covers and refines Photoshop skills and techniques essential for professional photographic work. Students produce final projects suitable for presentation, home display, and contest entries.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Sculpture 06292
This course is an introduction to three-dimensional work using a variety of materials such as metal, wood, plaster, and clay. Students retaking the course will be able to choose more individual direction in their work. 1 Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Ceramics 2 06282
The aim of this course is to teach advanced work in ceramics, including the potter’s wheel and all hand methods. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Computer Graphics 2 06432
This course covers advanced applications of Photoshop, while introducing students to video editing. Students will create advanced mixed media art using the computer and video. The class will introduce students to the work of artists working in computer and video as a medium in fine art. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Drawing 2 06242
This course is a continuation of Drawing 1 with emphasis on colored drawing media. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Metals 1 (Troy High) 06312
This course will introduce students to construction or fabrication techniques in jewelry. Students will learn basic soldering, sawing, forming, and finishing techniques. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Metals 2 (Troy High) 06322
Students will get instruction in advanced fabrication techniques. This class offers students the opportunity to build on basic skills covered in Metals 1. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Painting 1 06252
This course is an introduction to basic painting styles and techniques and to various water-soluble painting media. ***Prerequisite or teacher approval. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Painting 2 06262
This is a course designed to build on the skills developed in Painting 1, using the water soluble media with an emphasis on more individual direction. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Advanced Art - AP - Semester 1 16393
This individualized study course for advanced students is designed and geared toward fulfilling the criteria used in advanced placement college testing, i.e., quality, concentration (the pursuing of a single concern in depth), and breadth (using a variety of means and materials). Portfolio preparation. ***Instructor approval required. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Advanced Art - AP - Semester 2 26393
This individualized study course for advanced students is designed and geared toward fulfilling the criteria used in advanced placement college testing, i.e., quality, concentration (the pursuing of a single concern in depth), and breadth (using a variety of means and materials). Portfolio preparation. ***Instructor approval required. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Studio Art - Semester 1 16373
This course is designed to give the advanced student a chance to pursue individualized work in the medium of his/her choice. If the class is not taught, the student can be scheduled during Advanced Placement Art, per instructor. Portfolio preparation is the goal for the serious student. ***Instructor approval required. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Studio Art - Semester 2 26373
This course is designed to give the advanced student a chance to pursue individualized work in the medium of his/her choice. If the class is not taught, the student can be scheduled during Advanced Placement Art, per instructor. Portfolio preparation is the goal for the serious student. ***Instructor approval required. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Innovation Lab 8692
No description available
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Innovation Learning 08682
No description available
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Vocal Music
Chorus / Choir Accompanist 06132
This is an opportunity for a student proficient in piano to accompany chorus or choir rehearsals and performances. It is a great way to build piano ability. Accompanists need not be a chorus or choir member or have previous choral experience. Time will be given for individual practice during class. ***Audition and consent of instructor required. 7 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Choir - Semester 1 16103
Concert Choir is more advanced than Mixed Chorus and is, therefore, open to students who exhibit strong skills in sight reading and vocal accuracy. Three to five concerts are required of students plus festival participation and selected experiences. ***Previous choral experience required or audition and consent of instructor. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Previous choral experience or audition and consent of instructor required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Choir - Semester 2 26103
Concert Choir is more advanced than Mixed Chorus and is, therefore, open to students who exhibit strong skills in sight reading and vocal accuracy. Three to five concerts are required of students plus festival participation and selected experiences. ***Previous choral experience required or audition and consent of instructor. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Previous choral experience or audition and consent of instructor required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Mixed Chorus - Semester 1 16123
This is a beginning course for students with middle or high school choral experience or for those students wishing to gain the experience. Basic fundamentals of singing are stressed, and performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Mixed Chorus - Semester 2 26123
This is a beginning course for students with middle or high school choral experience or for those students wishing to gain the experience. Basic fundamentals of singing are stressed, and performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Treble Choir - Semester 1 16113
This is a choir for girls with some previous choral experience and training. Sight-reading and other advanced singing techniques are stressed. A performance is given each semester. Special vocal ensembles are selected from the members. Performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Treble Choir - Semester 2 26113
This is a choir for girls with some previous choral experience and training. Sight-reading and other advanced singing techniques are stressed. A performance is given each semester. Special vocal ensembles are selected from the members. Performances will be required during the school year. 3 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Madrigal Singers - Semester 1 16133
This course is designed for the serious choral student interested in the performance of fine choral literature from the Renaissance to the present, specifically prepared for a small ensemble setting. Advanced musicianship, vocal training, and principles of performance will be the center of concentration. Three to five concerts are required of students plus festival participation and selected experiences. ***Audition and consent of instructor required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Madrigal Singers - Semester 2 26133
This course is designed for the serious choral student interested in the performance of fine choral literature from the Renaissance to the present, specifically prepared for a small ensemble setting. Advanced musicianship, vocal training, and principles of performance will be the center of concentration. Three to five concerts are required of students plus festival participation and selected experiences. ***Audition and consent of instructor required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12