the Arts Program 

The arts, through imagination, symbol and coherence, reflect in a special way, the 
delight, playfulness and creativity that God expects His human creatures to experience. 
Artistic texts, whether visual or musical, are creations which tell stories, lay bare 
meaning, teach and entertain. Students in the arts program are encouraged to create, 
compose, listen, view and critically appreciate in order to fulfill their task of being 
stewards of creation, participation in culture and servants of others and God.

Visual Arts, Grade 9: Open Level AVI1O

This course offers an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will 
become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various 
material, processes, techniques, and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and 
criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of 
Canadian art and the art of other cultures. 

Visual Arts, Grade 10: Open Level AVI2O

NOTE: This courses is offered as determined by enrolment 
This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and 
introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. 
Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, 
incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content. 
Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts. 
Course objectives may be achieved either through a comprehensive program or through a 
program focussed on a particular art form (e.g. drawing, painting). 
Prerequisite: AVI1O 

Visual Arts: Grade 11, University/College Level AV13M

This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in 
visual arts. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will 
consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyse art works and study aspects of 
Western art history, as well as Canadian art forms and art forms from various parts of the world.

Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Prep AVI4M

This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students 
will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their 
understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian (including 
Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a 
body of work demonstrating a personal approach. 
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open

Music:Jazz Band, Open Level AMH1O/AMH2O/AMH3O/AMR4O

NOTE: This course takes place outside of regular school hours. 
This course stresses the development of musical performance on instruments in a Jazz oriented 
ensemble setting. Students will be encouraged to exercise and develop their gifts in music and to 
understand music as an important mode of communication, expression and worship. Time will be 
spent analysing, rehearsing and performing music in various styles and by various composers. It 
is expected that students will begin to take on leadership roles in various areas. 

Music: Senior Band, Open Level AMI1O/AMI2O/AMI3O/AMO4O

NOTE: This course takes place outside of regular school hours. 
This course stresses the development of musical performance on instruments in a larger concert 
band setting. Students will be encouraged to exercise and develop their gifts in music and to 
understand music as an important mode of communication, expression and worship. Time will be 
spent analysing, rehearsing and performing music in various styles and by various composers. It 
is expected that students will begin to take on leadership roles in various areas.

Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Prep AVI4M

This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students 
will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their 
understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian (including 
Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a 
body of work demonstrating a personal approach. 
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open 

Music:Jazz Band, Open Level AMH1O/AMH2O/AMH3O/AMR4O

NOTE: This course takes place outside of regular school hours. 
This course stresses the development of musical performance on instruments in a Jazz oriented 
ensemble setting. Students will be encouraged to exercise and develop their gifts in music and to 
understand music as an important mode of communication, expression and worship. Time will be 
spent analysing, rehearsing and performing music in various styles and by various composers. It 
is expected that students will begin to take on leadership roles in various areas.

Music: Senior Band, Open Level AMI1O/AMI2O/AMI3O/AMO4O

NOTE:This course takes place outside of regular school hours. 
This course stresses the development of musical performance on instruments in a larger concert 
band setting. Students will be encouraged to exercise and develop their gifts in music and to 
understand music as an important mode of communication, expression and worship. Time will be 
spent analysing, rehearsing and performing music in various styles and by various composers. It 
is expected that students will begin to take on leadership roles in various areas.