Fine Arts

Advanced Placement Art

The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are   seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art   is not based on a written examination; instead, students submit   portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year.   

Most AP Studio Art candidates prepare their portfolios through   organized AP instruction.   

The AP Program offers three portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, and   3-D Design. The portfolios share a basic, three-section structure, which   requires the student to show a fundamental competence and range of   understanding in visual concerns (and methods). Each of the portfolios   asks the student to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of   discovery through the Concentration section (Section II). In the Breadth   section (Section III), the student is asked to demonstrate a serious   grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The Quality section (Section I) permits the student to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content.

You can find examples of actual students' artworks on AP Central. 

History of Rock (Music History) #3517     

Grades 9 - 12 Credit: 1     

History of Rock is the study of the   origins, characteristics and stylistic development of music dating from the   19th to 21st century, emphasizing the Rock-n-Roll genre of the 1950's to   the present.             

Vocal Music 1 (Beginning Choir) #3531-1     

Grades 9-12 Credit: 1     

Students enrolling in this class may   have little or no singing background.The class involves vocal   performances in the classroom and regularly scheduled public performances.   Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances. Students may   earn a maximum 4 credits-1 to GPA, others pass/fail. 

Vocal Music 2 (Mixed Chorus) #3531-2     

Grades 10-12 Credit: 1     

Prerequisites: Vocal Music 1 and instructor approval.      

Students are involved in vocal   performances in the classroom, and give public performances on a regular   basis. This choir will compete in festivals and other performance   events. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.  

Vocal Music 3 #3531-3     

Grades 11-12 Credit: 1     

Prerequisites: Vocal Music 2, Audition, and instructor approval.      

Advanced vocal presentation is   studied in this class with greater concentration on public   performance. Attendance is required for all rehearsals and performances.           

Vocal Music 4 (CCHS=Jet Singers) #3531-4     

Grades 11-12 Credit: 1     

Prerequisites: Vocal Music 3, Audition, and instructor approval.      

A continuation of Vocal Music 3. Vocal Music 3 and Vocal Music 4 are recommended to be taken during the same school year. 

Piano I - grades 9-12 - 1 credit Piano I is a beginning piano class that enables students to learn to read music and build repertoire.  Unique to CCHS, students may continue on with private studio instruction. 

Marching Band #3530-1     

Grades 9-12 Credit: 1     

Marching Band is offered first   semester. The marching band performs at all football games, participates   in marching competitions, as well as Holiday, Cookeville Christmas,   Crossville Christmas, and Jet Homecoming Parades. Rehearsals and Band   Camp begin the last week in July. Members must attend band camp.   Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.   Students may earn a maximum 4 credits-1 to GPA, other pass/fail.  

Concert Band #3530-2     

Grades: 9-12 Credit: 1 Materials Fee           

Concert band is offered Second   Semester. The concert band performs several times during the winter   and spring, as well as attending concert band festivals in Knoxville and   Cookeville. The band may also perform in special community events such as the Special Olympics and Memorial Day. Students may earn a maximum of 4 credits -1 to GPA, others   pass/fail. 

Jazz Band #3530-4     

Grades: 9-12 Credit: 1           

Prerequisite:   Instructor approval           

This course studies the development of jazz   music and includes listening, playing, and studying jazz   improvisation and composition.   Students may earn a maximum of 3   credits - 1 to GPA, others pass/fail.       

Beginning Guitar #3530-3     

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1           

Prerequisite: Access to an acoustic guitar           

This course is open to 10-12 students wishing to   learn to play guitar. Students will study music theory and note reading   in addition to different styles of guitar playing. Students must   purchase instructional methods books. 

Advanced Guitar #3530-5     

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1      

Prerequisites: Beginning Guitar and instructor approval.      

This course is for students who already play   guitar, and can read notes or tab. Students will study music theory and   note reading in addition to different styles of guitar playing. Students   must be willing to purchase instructional methods books and have access   to an acoustic guitar.       

Visual Arts 1 #3501     

Grades: 9-12 Credit: 1      

Materials Fee      

This course is divided into two sections during which students explore pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, oil   pastels, charcoal, pen and ink, acrylic, tempera, and chalk. As well, students   may learn basic computer operations and how the computer is used in the   art field.      

Visual Arts 2 #3502     

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1      

Prerequisites: Visual Arts 1 and instructor approval      

Materials Fee      

This course is designed for students that excelled   in Art 1. Students work with all types of drawing media and produce original artwork. Creativity is a must! An art portfolio   may be started in this class. 2-3 weeks may be in the computer art room.         

Visual Arts 3 #3503     

Grades: 11-12 Credit: 1     

Materials Fee      

Prerequisites:  Visual Arts 2 and instructor approval           

This class is designed for the serious art student who is interested in pursuing an art or art-related career. Visual      Art 2 students will expand their portfolio for art scholarships and art shows.       

Visual Arts 4 #3504     

Grades:  11-12     

Materials Fee      

Prerequisites:  Visual Arts 3 and instructor approval           

This class is designed for the serious art student who is interested in pursuing an art or art-related career. Visual      Art 3 students will expand their portfolio for art scholarships and art shows.       

Theatre Arts 1 #3524-1     

Introduction to Theater & Acting      

Grade 9-12 Credit: 1      

The course includes the beginning concepts of   drama, involving an introduction to acting, basic technical theatre and   design, costumes, makeup, puppetry, storytelling, musical theater and   writing. An introductory survey of theatre history, including major   playwrights and movements, will be included   The purpose of this course   is to introduce students to the world of theatre arts and to foster   appreciation, while giving them practical experience necessary for   audition and production.  

Theatre Arts 2 #3524-2     

Technical Theaters Production      

Grades 9-12 Credit: 1      

Prerequisite  Theatre Arts I or Instructor approval An extension of Theatre Arts 1      

This course seeks to provide more in depth   analysis and study of theatre history and its movements, as well as   practical experience in acting, directing, technical theatre, and   dramaturgy   Advanced scene study and script analysis may lead to   performance opportunities, depending on the needs and interests of the   class.      

Theatre Arts 3 #3524-3     

Production and Creative Dramatics         

Grades 10-12 Credit: 1      

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 1 and 2 or Instructor approval      

This course's objective is to produce a main   stage production.  Previous experience with acting in Theater 2 provides   the groundwork for more in-depth training for the advanced theater arts   student.  Opportunities for student directing, advanced acting   techniques, and technical theater theory will also be explored.