Our music department is widely known as the music school in our county. We have a jazz band, a marching band, a Suzuki string program with violin (levels 1-4), viola, cello, and double bass, and a concert band. We provide private instrument lessons for most band instruments. Our latest addition is our orchestra and choir. We are excited about this expansion and hope it will allow for even greater participation in music among our students.
Our music conservatory students perform many concerts throughout the year. They also participate in band/solo adjudications and competitions as well as instrumental ensembles. Our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (the first Friday of December) is our biggest display of our studentâ€™s abilities, and our biggest concert of every year.
A few of our musicians are selected every year to participate in several Honor Bands. This is an extreme honor and opportunity for our students to participate in a 50-piece or more instrumental group, as well as receive instruction from a professional conductor.
Alpha Omega Publications & Switched On Schoolhouse
This multimedia individualized approach combines the Alpha Omega Lifepacs with some computerized learning provided by Switched on Schoolhouse or SOS. In the High School each student is equipped with a computer at their desk. Subjects such as Economics, British Literature and Communications etc. are available for them in the computerized format. Core subjects such as Math and Science are generally kept in paperback format while electives & science labs are taught with a traditional approach.
Our High School program fulfills and exceeds the California Graduation Standards set by the Ca. State Department of Education.http://www.aopschools.com/switched-on-schoolhouse/overview.php