McAuliffe Manual students explore different areas in the arts and enroll in their full-year arts elective at the time of course selections. In each course, students develop skills in order to create and present art while deepening their understanding of art in the world. Students must be proficient in literacy and math to participate.
Course options include:
- Drama – Acting, performing, and film
- Beginner Band – This course requires instrument rental or purchase; scholarships available
- Intermediate Band – Students must have one year of experience playing an instrument
- Orchestra – This course requires instrument rental or purchase; scholarships available
- Visual Arts – Drawing, painting, and sculpture
Citywide offers a variety of district-wide events for instrumental and vocal music students at all levels, beginning through advanced. The program hosts festivals each year, two-day events culminating in concerts and accommodating approximately 250 students from across the district. Choir auditions for Citywide are scheduled for 9/20 (during class). Thomas Jefferson HS hosts the Citywide sections on Oct 27th and the Third Citywide Festival on Nov 2nd.