ACT II Classes

ACT II classes meet two days a week and run through ASP I & II (2:35-4:10).

The difference between ACT II classes and clubs is that attendance is required for these classes and students will receive a grade for the course. Students who wish to participate in ACT II classes can sign up at the activities fair or on the board outside the cafeteria during lunches.

Classes start October 2nd.

If you have questions about the Act II program, please feel free to contact:

Ms. Ashley Hogwood, Activities Coordinator
703.228.2446

 


Course Title: Visual Arts I

Instructor: Eric Skrzypek
Course Term: Fall and Spring Semester
Meeting Days: Thursdays Only
Course Description: Students will be engaged with the elements of art and the principles of design as a framework.  Students will investigate a variety of experiences and concepts.  Two-dimensional and three-dimensional art media will be explored including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and digital media.  Lessons will include a variety of expressive and technical approaches.  Through the exploration, analysis, and investigation of the creative process students will be empowered to communicate visually.

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Course Title: Inventions: “A Product is Born”

Instructor: Robert Dudek
Course Term:  Second Semester ONLY
Meeting Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Course Description: Students will investigate significant inventions and engineering achievements that have impacted history, advanced society, and altered our world.  They will explore contemporary technological issues and problems facing individuals, communities, and the whole world, and will apply systematic design and development procedures to propose solutions, create innovations, and invent new products.  Unit lessons are planned and developed to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.


Course Title: Chorus

Instructor: Emily McTavish
Course Term: First Semester ONLY
Meeting Days: Tuesdays
Course Description: Students will perform individually and within the ensemble with two and three-part music.  Students will be exposed to a variety of choral literature but focus mostly on pop and musical theater music.  Areas of study include proper vocal care and technique, sight-reading, ear training, choreography and small and large ensemble participation.  Students will have a culminating performance at the end of the semester.


Course Title: Teen Living

Instructor: Eileen Colihan

Course Term: Second Semester ONLY

Meeting Days: Tuesdays

Course Description: The FACS ACT II Class will be divided into 3 areas:  Clothing Construction, Foods and Nutrition and Personal Development.  During the Clothing Construction Unit the students will learn how to operate a sewing machine and create a sewing project using the sewing machine.  During the Foods and Nutrition Unit the students will participate in Food Labs that will reinforce basic cooking skills in the kitchen.  The Foods and Nutrition Unit will also include “A Taste of ….”  where guest speakers will share the culture and foods from other countries.  The final cooking unit will be the Top Chef Competition.  The Personal Development Unit will be announced at the start of the FACS ACT II Class.