This area of study includes human verbal and nonverbal methods of sharing information as well as the use of technology to enhance effective communications. In addition, visual and performing arts are also considered forms of communication. Advanced coursework in communication technology, art, music, drama, and computer science prepares students interested in careers such as broadcasting, writing, graphic design, filmmaking, and information technology.
Dual Language (Spanish, K-12)
Dual Language (Spanish, K-12) Students in
the Dual Language Program are taught in two languages, English and Spanish. Students will be able to speak, understand,
read and write in English and Spanish. Students are in a regular integrated
class. Parents have the option to apply for the Dual Language program in
Kindergarten. This program is found at Castelar, Crestridge, Gomez, Jackson, Liberty, and Spring Lake Elementary schools; Beveridge, Marrs, and Norris Middle Schools; and South High School.
Focus School Program (3-12)
Focus School Program provides students extra value learning experiences in the
area of Leadership, Technology, and Communication. At the elementary level, students experience
an extended school year and school day.
This program is found at Wilson Focus, grades 3-6, Lewis & ClarkMiddle School grades 7-8, and Burke High School grades 9-12.
Communication and Electronic Media (5-8)
This program studies
conveying information through the
exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals,
writing, or behavior. Electronic media, such as radio, television, and the
computer are tools used when these two concepts are taught together. This programs is located at Buffett Magnet Middle School grades 5-8.
Information Technology (5-12)
This program includes the study, design, development,
application, implementation, support or management of computer-based
information systems. These programs are located at R.M. Marrs Middle School
grades 5-8, and South High School grades 9-12.
Visual and Performing Arts (7-12)
The visual arts are art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture. Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their body or voice to convey artistic expression. These programs are located at Beveridge Magnet Middle School, and South High Magnet School.