The Applied Arts Department incorporates the school’s computer education, music and performing arts, health, physical education, and visual arts programs. Our programs develop the whole student and address each of the three major domains of learning: cognitive (acquisition of knowledge), psychomotor (physical skills), and affective (development of feelings and attitudes). For example, a physical education class would teach the rules of a game (cognitive), develop skills needed to participate (psychomotor), and reinforce concepts of fair play and sportsmanship (affective). The Applied Arts promote physical well-being, creative expression, problem-solving, and computer literacy.
For graduation, students are required to take 5 additional courses in career/technical education or other subject areas, 4 years of physical education (1 course per year) as required by state law, and 1 year in fine arts. Please see the Program of Studies for more information.