Independent Fine Arts
Why This Class
As a parent, you seek out the best environments for your student to express and refine their unique creative gifts. With that in mind, you might enroll your student in local or alternative music, dance, theater, or visual arts classes. In case you do, this course helps ensure that your student receives high school credit for their creative pursuits.
Students in this course commit to logging sixty hours of combined practice or performance in a single art form within a given semester. Along the way, they submit four brief reports of their progress (one for every fifteen hours of work) and receive live instruction at least four times from a qualified professional teacher in their chosen field. A qualified professional can be a coach, a professional teacher, or anyone trained in the subject. If the parent of a student also happens to be a qualified professional, they can fill this role. Students submit their instructor’s contact information for Williamsburg to confirm at the beginning of the semester.
By completing this course, students earn academic credit for participating in a discipline that matters to them. They not only develop as artists, but also strengthen their capacity to set goals independently and follow through.
Am I passionate about an activity in which I am currently receiving professional instruction?
Can I commit to sixty hours of practice or performance during the semester?
Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)
Estimated Weekly Hours: 4