Electives

In addition to the Core Knowledge® curriculum sequence, Knowledge Quest Academy (KQA) middle school offers a variety of elective classes throughout the year (not all courses are offered every quarter), including:

Show Choir

Show choir is a teacher-led elective that is offered to all KQA middle school students. 24 student maximum per quarter.  Students will
  • Learn proper singing posture and techniques
  • Learn the basics of putting on a show
  • Work on choreography and styles of dance
  • Perform a variety of songs and shows
  • Participate in one show per quarter (first – third quarters)

 

Band

Band is a teacher-led elective that is offered to all KQA middle school students.  No maximum.  Band is offered on two levels - beginner and intermediate.  Instruments include, but are not limited to trumpet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone and percussion. Students will:

 

  • Learn how to properly play and care for their instruments.
  • Play a variety of musical styles and pieces.
  • Commit to band all year long.
  • Perform in two shows a year - second and fourth quarter.


Orchestra


Orchestra is a teacher-led elective that is offered to all KQA middle school students.  No maximum.  Instruments include but are not limited to violin and cello.  Students will:

  • Learn how to properly play and care for their instruments.
  • Play a variety of musical styles and pieces.
  • Commit to orchestra all year long.
  • Perform in two shows a year - second and fourth quarter.


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