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VISUAL ARTS

Design Fundamentals CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Survey of the Visual Arts CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Drawing I CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Drawing II CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Drawing I CP

Exploring Painting CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Clayworks I CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Clayworks II CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Clayworks I CP and/or 3-D Sculptural Forms

Printmaking CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Three-Dimensional Sculptural Forms CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Advanced Studio Art CP (S)
Grade Level: 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Drawing I and Exploring Painting
Department Approval Required

AP Studio Art: Drawing (Y)
Grade Level: 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Advanced Studio Art
Department Approval Required

AP Studio Art: 2D (Y)
Grade Level: 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Advanced Studio Art
Department Approval Required

AP Studio Art: 3D (Y)
Grade Level: 12
PRE-REQUISITE— Advanced Studio Art, 3-D Sculptural Forms, and one of the following: Clayworks I, Clayworks II, or Teacher Recommendation



DANCE 

NOTE: Freshman taking year-long electives are required to take Computer Applications online to fulfill the requirement.

Dance I CP (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10

Dance II CP * (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
PRE-REQUISITE: Dance I or Audition required

Dance III CP * (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Dance II or Audition required

Dance Company CP * (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Must be currently enrolled in outside dance classes and be trained in ballet and pointe. Must have taken Dance at SPX or Audition Required.

* Successful completion of Dance II or higher by the end of the sophomore year can be used to fulfill the Personal Fitness requirement.

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MUSIC

NOTE: Freshman taking year-long electives are required to take Computer Applications online to fulfill the requirement.

Concert Choir CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
NOTE: Placement evaluation required for new members.

Music Appreciation CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 

Music Theory CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Some experience in an SPX performance class or private study. If in a performance class, a recommendation from the teacher should accompany the application. Department Approval Required

AP Music Theory (Y)
Grade Level: 11, 12
Department Approval Required

Music Technology CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Music Technology II CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE— Music Technology I with a final average of 80 or above or Permission of Teacher

Beginning Guitar CP (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11

Intermediate Guitar CP (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE— Beginning Guitar with a final average of 90 or above or Audition Required

Advanced Guitar CP (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Audition Required

Band Fundamentals CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10
NOTE: Students in this class may join the Marching Golden Lions band.

Marching Band-Winds & Battery Percussion CP * (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Audition/Interview required for new students.

Marching Band-Front Ensemble Percussion CP * (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Audition/Interview required for new students.

* Successful completion of two semesters of Marching Band by the end of the sophomore year can be used to fulfill the Personal Fitness requirement.

Concert Band CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Audition/Interview required for new students.
NOTE: Members of the Concert Band are expected to register for Concert Jazz Band or Symphonic Band for semester two.

Symphonic Band CP (S)
530383709 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Audition/Interview required for new students.

Concert Jazz Band CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Audition/Interview required for new students.

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THEATER

Dramatic Arts/Fundamentals I CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
NOTE: Attendance at three professional productions outside of school is required.

Dramatic Arts/Fundamentals II CP (S)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Drama I or Audition

Survey of Musical Theatre CP (S)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
NOTE: Attendance at three professional musicals outside of school and the Pius production is required.

Theater Technology CP (S)
520460707 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
NOTE: Students will be required to participate in at least three (3) of the five (5) Fine Arts productions that take place during second semester.

Directing CP (S)
520000705 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Two years prior participation in Pius Players or permission of teacher. Department Approval Required
NOTE: Students will be required to participate in two (2) of the three (3) Fine Arts productions that take place during the year.

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