God has made us in his image and has given us the ability to be creative in music, art, and drama. Art provides a visual and embodied language by which one can give expression to experience, beliefs, and emotions. Students at CCHS are encouraged to see their talents as gifts of God, to be developed and enjoyed as a response of praise to God and in service to those around them.
CCHS students have a variety of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities in the arts:
Students at CCHS participate in Concert Choir and Concert Band and have the option of playing in Pep Band during the winter basketball season. Student musicians also lead Friday chapels on our Praise Team. Along with performance, our students use their laptop technology with open source music software called MuseScore for assignments and compositions. We incorporate music theory and a two-year rotation of study in music history in our music classes.
Since its beginning, CCHS has aimed for excellence in its theatre productions. In a wide variety of productions–including Sound of Music (pictured), Cinderella, Robin Hood, Les Miserables, State Fair, Flowers for Algernon, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream–students have developed acting, directing, management, and technical skills. We also do theatre because it’s fun. From opening rehearsal to closing performance, we get to play—play with our characters, the lights, the set, the timing. And as we do, we enjoy the relationships that we build and the way exploring characters helps us understand ourselves.
CCHS students have the chance to immerse themselves in the visual arts. We explore mediums of drawing, painting, copper tooling, sculpture, and much more! CCHS offers intro, intermediate, and advanced art classes. Students in the advanced art classes have designed and create their own projects, including a mosaic table top, ceramic pieces, and a large-scale charcoal drawing.