Our Fine Arts Department encourages an appreciation of visual and performing arts and nurtures the skills necessary to pursue the arts beyond high school. We endeavor to spark the imaginations of our students by teaching in a manner that heightens aesthetic awareness and provides unique opportunities for the application of skills. The foundation course, Introduction to the Arts, allows students to discover an interest in a particular artistic discipline. From there, we offer a wide variety of classes and activities in film, drama, dance, music, and the visual arts. We place value on self-expression and mastery of technique in an atmosphere that strengthens self-confidence. St. Michael’s boasts an active and acclaimed theater arts program. Performances have earned students district and statewide recognition. Our faculty members have won awards and studied under nationally recognized directors and educators. Our music director is a music professional who offers classes in various genres from drumline to the more traditional symphonic ensemble and the garage band-oriented guitar class. Visual Arts students explore both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media and pursue their areas of interest in depth. Fine and performing arts students at St. Michael’s thrive, because our programs are designed to focus on students as individuals and help them reach their greatest potential as student-artists!
Graduation Requirement: One credit.