SouthLake Christian Academy believes that art education is an integral part of the students' academic experience. The arts have numerous developmental benefits including perceptual, cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning. Therefore, we encourage students to be actively engaged in the fine arts to nurture their creative abilities and expand their appreciation for drama, music, and the visual arts of painting and photography. Whether it's learning to form a ceramic bowl from a lump of clay, capturing an intricate and fragile image through photography or being an actor in a play, our students learn that it is all part of the creative experience.
Art and music classes are a part of the accelerated curriculum beginning in TK through 8th grade. In high school, students have a variety of Fine Arts electives to meet their Fine Arts requirement for graduation. These classes include Studio Art I & II, ceramics, computer graphics, principals of music, principals of art, principals of drama, chorus, music appreciation, art appreciation, and photography.
In addition, SouthLake students perform in two drama productions per school year (one middle school and one high school). Past productions have included Our Town, Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank, You Can't Take it With You, The Matchmaker, Flowers of Algernon, The Miracle Worker, and more. "It is our objective for each SouthLake Christian student to develop an appreciation of the arts throughout all grade levels. We want to encourage students in the discovery and development of their unique God given talents and provide a positive influence for a lifetime." John Furrow, Fine Arts Director