The students will work on cooperative activities with group problem solving in order to promote personal and social responsibility and relate them to real life experiences. Students will get to experience a wide range of non-traditional activities such as Geo-Caching and Rock Climbing in order to education them on the variety of ways to live a physically active and healthy lifestyle, as well as some traditional activities in order to develop motor skills. The physical education program also provides lessons on nutrition and health as well as some anatomy so students can be healthy, lifelong, educated movers.
Each year in Media Arts, students will explore the various methods that are used today to share messages and ideas with a mass audience. Computer use is essential to this course, so students are expected to be responsible with technology. Units are designed around introducing students to and preparing them for possible careers in computer technology. Topics of study include: keyboarding, graphic design, web design, publication, 3d modeling, advertising, programming, data management, and game design.
Band and Music
Every student should experience a music education, in one form or another, due to its many, MANY, benefits. It has been proven through state government and ivy university studies that music enhances a student, not only academically, but socially, physically, and across-the-board. The band and music student will learn how to perform as a unit, creating harmony and synergy, and how to overcome obstacles; thereby, enabling the student, while concurrently having fun! The 21st Century band member will further develop their musical knowledge and individual ability, learning the satisfaction of a job well-done! According to Rocco Landesman, chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts, they will develop “a sense of play, of fun, of discovery.” Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
Are you ready to unleash your creative, artistic vibe? In our CREART class at 21st CPA, you will do just that using a variety of mediums (cardboard, chalk, clay, colored pencil, crayon, foil, guitars, paper, pencil, ink, marker, mosaic, oil pastel, paint, papier mache, watercolors, wood, etc.) Weekly projects focus on a specific artist or type of art with the flexibility of adding flair of your own style. Projects are individual, small group and large group, so communication and collaboration are a must! Art work will be on display in the NM State Fair (September), our school art show (during conference week), and the APS middle school art show (October.) Come join CREART class and create your own masterpieces!
Study Lab is a place where you can get help. If you need more explanation, clarification, or just additional time to complete an assignment, this is the place to be. Mrs. Cordova will help students stay current and aid them with project ideas and design.