Welcome to the Arts and Innovation program! Arts and Innovation reach beyond traditional STEM programing. Arts and Innovation is a dynamic, diverse, and evolving program of studies that embraces the importance of traditional music and arts, while also offering the latest education in business, product development, performance, design, production, computer sciences, and media communications. The Arts & Innovation curricula is inspired by St. Francis de Sales’ call to individuals to contribute positively to society by freely sharing their unique gifts and talents.
Students are challenged to live their lives with a mind open to creativity, learning, and growth. Upon completion of Arts & Innovation courses, students will be proficient in seven key skills for the 21st Century: Curiosity and Imagination, Effective Oral and Written Communication, Accessing and Analyzing Information, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration and Leadership, Agility and Adaptability, and Initiative and Entrepreneurship.

Our Freshman Innovation Seminar provides foundational skills in building these seven essential 21st Century skills while also incorporating learning content in the following areas: art studio, performance, coding, and innovation (i.e. design thinking with robotics). There are 28 innovation electives for our upperclassmen in their course selections that integrate these skills.

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    Mr. Creighton Anderson 

    Department Chair
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    Charles  Barilo '16 

  • Stephen  Garrett 

  • Benjamin Drake 

    Faculty
  • Mr. Jason Guinaugh 

    Faculty
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  • Mr. Brian Magargal 

    Faculty

9th Grade Courses

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    Concert Band-AC
    OR
    Innovation Seminar

10th Grade Courses

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    Animation & Modeling in 3D-AC, HN
    AP Music Theory
    Art 1/Intro to Art -Composition-AC
    Art 1/Intro to Art- Color-AC
    Audio Production Seminar-AC
    Broadcast Production-AC
    Film & Video Storytelling-AC
    Guitar: Rhythm & Lyrics-AC
    Improv. Comedy & Storytelling-AC
    Introduction to Design and Perspective Drawing
    Introduction to Drama-AC
    Mixed Chorus-CP
    Music Appreciation AC
    Piano-AC
    Photography-AC
    Robotics-AC, HN
    Technical Theatre-AC
    Video Journalism & Communication-AC
    Wind Ensemble-HN
     

11th Grade Courses

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    1313 Innovation-AC (offered at Ursuline)
    Acad. Assistantship (Music/Art/Drafting)
    Animation & Modeling in 3D-AC, HN
    AP Music Theory
    Architectural Structures-AC
    Art 1/Intro to Art -Composition-AC
    Art 1/Intro to Art- Color-AC
    Art 2/Art 3D-AC
    Audio Production Seminar-AC
    Broadcast Production-AC
    Drawing and Industrial Design-AC
    Film & Video Storytelling-AC
    Guitar: Rhythm & Lyrics-AC
    Improv. Comedy & Storytelling-AC
    Introduction to Design and Perspective Drawing
    Introduction to Drama-AC
    Mixed Chorus-CP
    Music Appreciation AC
    Piano-AC
    Photography-AC
    Robotics-AC, HN
    Technical Theatre-AC
    Video Journalism & Communication-AC
    Wind Ensemble-HN

12th Grade Courses

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    1313 Innovation-AC (offered at Ursuline)
    Acad. Assistantship (Music/Art/Drafting)
    Animation & Modeling in 3D-AC, HN
    AP Music Theory
    Architectural Structures-AC
    Art 1/Intro to Art -Composition-AC
    Art 1/Intro to Art- Color-AC
    Art 2/Art 3D-AC
    Audio Production Seminar-AC
    Broadcast Production-AC
    Drawing and Industrial Design-AC
    Film & Video Storytelling-AC
    Guitar: Rhythm & Lyrics-AC
    Improv. Comedy & Storytelling-AC
    Introduction to Design and Perspective Drawing
    Introduction to Drama-AC
    Mixed Chorus-CP
    Music Appreciation AC
    Piano-AC
    Photography-AC
    Robotics-AC, HN
    Technical Theatre-AC
    Video Journalism & Communication-AC
    Wind Ensemble-HN

Phasing System

At Salesianum, phasing seeks to intellectually challenge students in a positive learning environment among peers. Each student is placed in a particular phase in Religious Studies, English, Social Studies, Mathematics, World Languages, and Science. Differences between phases of the same course can include breadth and/or depth of content instruction, pacing, academic rigor, and homework expectations. Additionally, the expectations regarding compositions, analysis, research, and rhetorical capabilities differ among the phases. The characteristics of courses in each phase are as follows:
  • College Prep Foundations (CP): CP courses with the “Foundations” designation are available in English, Mathematics, and Spanish for 9th and 10th-grade courses. Fundamentals are emphasized to develop foundations for success at the college level. Scheduling of these courses allows for the best student-teacher ratio available. These courses are characterized by reinforcement of study and organization skills, frequent assessments, scaffolding (moving students progressively toward greater understanding), and a variety of methodologies including guided discussion. Students build their composition, research, and rhetoric skills.
  • College Prep (CP): CP courses emphasize fundamentals in preparation for the college level. Students are actively led toward greater academic independence. These courses are characterized by frequent assessments, scaffolding (moving students progressively toward greater understanding), and a variety of methodologies. Students build their composition, research, and rhetoric skills.
  • Accelerated (AC): Accelerated courses are characterized by increased pace, depth, and connections among unit concepts. Students are cognitively engaged for independent work, and the instructor challenges students to rapidly reach higher-order thinking. Students consistently demonstrate their established composition, research, and rhetoric skills. When calculating GPAs, 0.2 points are added to AC courses.
  • Honors (HN): Honors courses challenge students with exceptional content depth and complexity. Course tasks proceed rapidly from content introduction to higher-order thinking which challenges students to connect concepts and to apply knowledge to new situations. Formative assessment (monitoring student learning) is included, but summative assessment (evaluating student learning) drives the grading for these courses. Students should build upon established composition, research, and rhetoric skills and anticipate exceptionally rigorous expectations. When calculating GPAs, 0.3 points are added to HN courses.
  • Advanced Placement (A.P.): These college-level courses are governed by the curriculum of the Advanced Placement Program (A. P. Program) of the College Board and all syllabi are College Board approved. For an A. P. course, after successful completion of the cumulative examination offered by the College Board, college credit or advanced standing may be granted. When calculating GPAs, 0.4 points are added to A.P. courses.
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