All material the Fine Arts Department presents will reflect the vision, mission and values of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and will be cleared with the Fine Arts Director as necessary.
The role that students play in Fine Arts performances, whether music and dance solos or parts in theatre productions, are assigned by the appropriate faculty members, directors or coaches on the basis of experience, ability, and auditions. Selections for visual art exhibits and displays are handled in a similar manner.
The Fine Arts program at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is designed to be a student-focused, Christ-honoring experience in the visual arts, instrumental and vocal music, theatre, and dance. It responds to the need all Lower School students have for the age-appropriate development of basic skills in each of these areas, and permits Upper School students to specialize in a specific area of the arts.
A strong and consistent arts curriculum (visual, music, dance and theatre) has repeatedly shown strong correlation to increased academic performance in several areas, including academic success, leadership, communications, interpersonal, and relational skills. The arts foster life skills such as creativity, collaboration, confidence, perseverance, problem solving, focus, dedication, and accountability. Self-discipline as well as delayed gratification is intrinsically present in the arts. Ultimately, the CHCA Fine Arts program will demonstrate to the students, their families, and the community that participation in the arts can effectively develop and demonstrate Christian character.
The CHCA Fine Arts program endeavors to take into account the distinct differences among students based on their age, abilities and interests. Students in PK – grade 4 need an emphasis on instruction and skill development; students in grades 5-8 need similar instruction and sensitivity but will also be exposed to additional performing opportunities. Instruction continues for grades 9-12 with advanced training and participation, and performing opportunities for our students. CHCA students have many opportunities to use their visual and performing arts gifts and abilities in outreach service.