Visual Arts. Department Head: Reg Young. The primary focus of any good art program is to open students' eyes to a wide range of studio techniques, critical discussion methods, and pertinent art history topics that will guide their own creation. In South Carleton's Art Department, beginning with the grade nine course looking at fundamental creation, theory, and analysis, and building on such a foundation through grade ten and eleven art, we strive to teach students how to appreciate art. We hope to expand upon what students already know and continually develop their visual vocabulary and perceptual interest from within both their own community and the greater world around them.
. Department Head: Sheri Eady. The music program at South Carleton is vibrant and energetic. Instrumental Music is offered from grade 9 through grade 12. Introduction to Guitar is offered at the grade 10 level, with a grade 11 guitar course offered every second year. The Music classes are performance based where students will learn appreciation, analysis and performance of various kinds of music. South Carleton also offers Junior and Senior Concert Bands for credit. These courses are taught outside of the regular timetable and rehearse 2 times per week. Students can also participate in the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion ensemble and the Guitar Ensemble, which offer plenty of opportunities for musicians to perform. Read more on the Band website
Dance. Department Head: Steve Smith. South Carleton's Dance program is the second largest dance program in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Courses are offered in dance from grade 9 through grade 12. Students study jazz, tap, hiphop, rhythmics, lyrical, and modern dance. Each semester, students participate in a dance show where their work from the term is showcased. A strong emphasis is placed on performance and technique in this program. The dance program encourages confidence, discipline, physical fitness, leadership, and teamwork in a fun and energetic atmosphere.
Drama. Department Head: Melanie White. The Drama program gives students the opportunity to explore contemporary issues and traditional values through the application of creativity and stagecraft. Theatre games, rehearsal exercises, and performance form the core student activities. The dichotomous role of theatre - both celebration and catalyst - is promoted and reflected by the class assignments and projects. The entry level courses include both ADA1O (Grade 9 Drama) and ADA2O (Grade 10 Drama). The emphasis is on problem solving, innovation, and the communication of ideas through a mixture of small group work and ensemble pieces. The creative aspect of Drama is continued with courses in both Grade 11 (ADA3M) and Grade 12 (ADA4M). Students may also pursue Theatre Studies by enrolling in ADD2O, ADD3M and ADD4M. The emphasis is on performance and reaching out to a broader audience. Rehearsals are scheduled during class time, at lunch hours, and after school. Both streams include opportunities for performance and solo work. Drama students are expected to attend and critique all school performances. The program successfully prepares students for college and university theatre courses. South Carleton graduates have continued their interest in theatre both professionally and in community theatre.
For a detailed description of individual courses, please select the course outline below or refer to the OCDSB Course Guide