High School Fine Arts
BCS 2011 Graduate, Sheldon Simas, was the People's Choice Winner at the Congressional Art Competition. See his work featured below - "Inferno".
High school band meets for 50 minutes five times a week before school. The high school band program is offered to 8th-12th graders and is intended to instruct students how to become more well-rounded musicians while understanding how to use their gifts and talents to give thanks and praise to God. Students will learn field marching techniques, proper breath support, music notation, various key and time signatures, multiple musical genres and styles, and song form. The BCS high school band plays at all home football and basketball games as well as playing at pep rallies, special chapels and assemblies. In the Spring, high school students play a variety of repertoire and song styles in their Spring concert as well as supporting the elementary and junior high bands in their marching parades.
Choir meets for 55 minutes four days a week as a full-year, UC approved fine arts course. It is offered to 9th through 12th graders and is intended to prepare students to become more well-rounded musicians while understanding how to use their gifts and talents to give thanks and praise to God. Students of all experience levels are welcome to join. Students will gain a basic understanding of music notation, time signatures, proper vocal support and diction, musical genres and styles, and song form, as well as performance etiquette and musical independence. Students will participate in one formal performance and one chapel performance each semester as well as the ACSI choir festival in the Spring. In addition, choir members will prepare, rehearse and complete one of the semester projects outside of class to present at the formal concert at the end of each semester.
Students have the opportunity to select Drama 1 for beginning actors and Drama 2 for advanced actors. These courses give students a chance to discover their "inner thespian" and hone communication skills in a creative setting. We explore the wide gamut of theatre history, production & performance. The course is mostly project & performance based with the opportunity to perform improvisation and to design, direct, and perform in different theatrical styles.
Beyond the classroom, they can be a part of the BCS theatrical troupe, "Illumination Theater" (ITC), where budding actors can grow and strengthen their talents through two major productions during the year and other smaller acts in more intimate venues.
As a member of ITC, the theatre students have the opportunity to not only participate in acting roles or backstage but also in the producing of a full length play, and various other performing arts opportunities such as improvisation groups and dramas in chapel or the Talent Show. The beauty of ITC is that students feel a part of something bigger than themselves. They feel part of a family within a bigger family, and it helps them gain insight into their identity, but also in humble, Christ-like servitude for others.
Multi Media Art
Creativity reigns when you let a student explore the many facets of art. The digital age we are in cannot replace the need for the hands-on stuff that art is at its roots. Be it line drawing, acrylics, photography, pottery....a Picaso, Dali, or a Disney all had their beginings as they explored this very personal relationship with the media they came to love and master.
Our Art 1 and 2 classes teach students to express themselves in a variety mediums ranging from sketching to painting and even sculpting. The works of art are then submitted to various competitions. Our art students have experienced tremendous success as their works have been judged in competition. The art students also participate in a unique relationship with our drama department, providing scenery and poster art for many of our productions as well as helping with our Annual Talent Show.
Our state of the art Macintosh Computer Lab equips students to do complex graphic design work in both our Graphic Design class and our Yearbook class. These classes teach students to create art and express themselves using the powerful tools that computers provide. Our graphic design students have entered and won several prominent graphic design competitions and our yearbook is completely designed from scratch by our students.