All elementary students have five speciality classes per week to enhance their learning outside the classroom. They meet with speciality teachers for Art, Music, P.E., Social/Emotional Learning, and Library/Technology once per week.
Music at Central Christian School provides music fundamentals and performance skills for students of all grades so they can engage with music around them and share God-glorifying beauty and truth with their community.
In Elementary grades K-5, CCS offers weekly music pull-outs where students learn about rhythm, pitch, music notation, form, dynamics, instruments of the orchestra, and musical storytelling. Their year-round program also features exploring music and dance of other cultures and participation in the highlight of the year: the annual Christmas musical! In the Christmas musical, students grades K-5 experience ensemble singing and performance and students in the 5th grade help lead the show through acting opportunities. Last year's Christmas show can be seen here.
In grades 6-8, students are given an introduction into higher-level musical and theatrical opportunities through electives and the annual musical. In electives, students can choose from a variety of classes to explore their interests: vocal ensemble, worship band, music appreciation, ministry team, and drama. Each semester, performing arts electives showcase their work in a free concert sharing the songs and skits on the stage! Students grades 6-8 also are invited to audition for the Spring musical where they experience community theater and a Broadway show! You can watch CCS’s most recent theater production here.
In high school, students are given increased opportunities to grow in their music and theater skills through electives, plays, and the annual musical. In electives, students can choose from a variety of classes to explore their interests: vocal ensemble, worship band, and drama. Opportunities for larger-scale productions are offered to high school students, including a play during the Fall semester and principle parts in the Spring Broadway musical! Past shows have included Annie Jr., The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Women, Seussical, and Frozen JR. You can watch CCS’s most recent theater production here. The heart of performing arts at Central Christian is to provide students with an excellent arts education that glorifies God and brings beauty, truth, and blessing to the community!
Artist in Residence James Knox will be directing choir opportunities for both middle and high school students. He shares that his "goal is to provide an environment where CCS students feel inspired to ignite their creative side and expose them to the many facets of the fine arts. Students will be learning and demonstrating the fundamentals in singing through music literacy, vocal technique, music vocabulary, aural skills, sight-reading/ sight-singing. Performances are also a big part of choir, and it gives them an opportunity to share what they have learned throughout the year with their family, school and the community. My hope is to provide each student with the best possible musical experience while fostering God’s love through singing."
Middle and high school students can take Art, STEM, and Technology classes as electives. Elective options vary each year and have included Art, Computer Science, Applied Imagination, Photography, Creative Writing, and Drama/Film.
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