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                                       Arts & Electives
                                                                      What is each one about?

Agriculture      
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         Agriculture can be taken in 6/7/8 grades. Students will learn the basis of Agricultural Sciences and will work              hands on. Students will also be able to be a part of the FFA program at Gotha and compete throughout the state. Agriculture does have an Activity Fee. 


Art       palette
     Art is offered to students in 6/7/8 grades. Students learn the principals of design and apply those principals to multiple different art projects. Students also learn about careers in art and apply information to real world examples. Art does have an Activity Fee. 

Band  music
     We offer Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Jazz Band. In Band students learn how to play an instrument and perform multiple times a year. The Band also performs at the annual MPA where they are judged. Band takes field trips and does have an Activity Fee. 

Chorus music
     We offer Female and Male Chorus. In Chorus students learn how to sing and perform multiple times a year. The Chorus also performs at the annual MPA where they are judged. Chorus takes field trips and does have an Activity Fee. 

Computers computers
     Want Industry Certification? Computers is for you. We offer classes that allow students to get basic knowledge all the way through high school courses that can earn a student certifications on different programs. 

Drama masks
     In Drama students learn what it means to be an actor. Students work on productions in class and culminate in a school musical in the spring. Past musicals have been Beauty and the Beast Jr., Schoolhouse Rocks Jr., Hairspray Jr., and The Little Mermaid Jr. 

EDGE college prep
     
In today's world students need to know the processes and have the skills to be ready for college and careers. EDGE is a program that helps students to see their potential and grow during the middle school years so that they are college ready by the end of 8th grade.

Guitar music
     We offer Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Guitar. In Guitar students learn how to play an instrument and perform multiple times a year. The guitar class also performs at the annual MPA where they are judged. Guitar has an Activity Fee.
Keyboarding music
     We offer Keyboarding 1,2,& 3. In Keyboarding students learn how to play the piano. Since this is a self paced class, students perform for the teacher who works with students individually to hone skills. 

Orchestra music
     We offer Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Orchestra. In Orchestra students learn how to play an instrument and perform multiple times a year. Orchestra also performs at the annual MPA where they are judged. Orchestra goes on field trips and has an Activity Fee.

Spanish Spanish
     Spanish is one of the major languages in the world. We offer beginning, Spanish 1, and Spanish 2 for students. This will allow for students to complete the foreign language requirement prior to entering high school and freeing up space in high school schedules or the chance to take AP Spanish in high school.