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Arlington, VA 22207
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

ACT II Classes

ACT II registration is now open!  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 (9/24/15), or on the board outside the cafeteria during lunches.  Students can register through September 29th.  ACT II classes will begin Thursday, October 1st. Contact Ms. Hogwood If you have any additional questions (ashley.hogwood@apsva.us or 703.228.2446).

Course Title: Wolfpack Jazz Academy

Instructor: Joel Woodson

Course Term: Year Long

Meeting Days:  Tuesdays & Thursdays


Course Description: Studying the history and significance of each performance composition and   its impact on the era of its popularity.  Students will also explore music arranging and orchestration.  The performance content of this class will be Jazz, Rock, and Pop music.  

Course Title: Visual Arts I

Instructor: Eric Skrzypek

Course Term: First Semester ONLY

Meeting Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays


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.

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 achievement 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: Theater Arts: Drama      

Instructor: Allan Brown

Course Term: First Semester ONLY

Meeting Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays


Course Description: Students will use improvisation to create scripted and unscripted material. Students will explore elements of theater history as well as analyze and achieve consensus of interpretation. This elective course will use elements of technical theatre to enhance characterization. In addition, students will develop objectivity in appraising personal abilities and creative endeavors.

Course Title:  Family and Consumer Science ACT II

Instructor:  Miss Colihan

Course Term:  Second Semester Only

Meeting Days:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

Course Description:  This course will incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into real life experiences in the following areas:  Career Exploration, Clothing Construction and Foods and Nutrition.   The students will explore career choices and resources available to evaluate college career paths.  The students will complete an Independent Sewing Project using the sewing machine.  In the Foods and Nutrition Unit the students will learn to explore foods from other countries, basic cake decorating skills and being a wise consumer in the grocery store.  The final Foods and Nutrition Unit will be the Top Chef Competition.  The students will also participate in the Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).  The national organization associated with the Family and Consumer Science Program.

Last Modified on September 24, 2015