Art, Music, Physical Education & Health
At ACCS, art, physical education, and health share a high priority in our students’ everyday lives. Students are encouraged to be creative and build character, confidence, and individuality.
Art education teaches students how to develop, interpret, criticize, and use visual information. The art curriculum allows students at ACCS opportunities to use and further develop fine motor skills, visual learning, and critical decision-making to use their imaginations to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures that are unique to each individual student.
Students develop critical thinking skills with the guidance of an experienced artist, to be inventive and creative. Classroom subjects such as math, reading, social studies, and science are integrated into the daily art curriculum in order to further promote skill mastery.
Students are provided with the opportunity to increase their physical activity and eat healthy to enrich the quality of their lives. The physical education and health program focuses on educating the whole child through promoting healthy habits. Our curriculum emphasizes the development of fundamental motor and manipulative skills through the use of exercise, organized games, and activities.
Our goal for every student in music is to be tuneful, beatful, and artful. Students who are tuneful are able to think tunes and sing songs with the correct pitches. Students show they are beatful when they are able to feel and move to the beat of different meters. Students are being artful when they can sense the beauty of the music and move/perform appropriately. We can already tell that ACCS is a school with a rich love of music!
We use materials from Dr. John Feierabend’s curricula: First Steps in Music (K-2nd) and Conversational Solfege (2nd-8th). We will also be supplementing these materials with folk dances, music technology activities, and instrumental arrangements. Students will sing, play, and dance their way through the school year!