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EASTDALE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

The Eastdale School of the Arts provides students with the opportunity to explore the arts. By enrolling in this this program, students will be able to register for two credits in the Arts in grade 9.

In grade 9, students can choose from Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance. As their skills and abilities improve in each area, they can continue exploring each area of the Arts in more depth in grade 10, 11 and 12. This pathway provides the opportunity for students to get involved and expand their creativity.

Students that are members of the Eastdale School of the Arts, who successfully complete 8 credits in the Arts will receive an additional certificate from the Eastdale School of the Arts upon graduation. Students that graduate with an average of 80% or higher will receive their certificate with Honours. As well, students will receive an Arts Certificate, from the DDSB, for those students who complete 6 Arts credits over the course of their high school career.

Students are not limited to taking 8 credits in the Arts. Many students discover that there are many avenues in the Arts to explore, and our program allows them the flexibility to do so. For example, a grade 9 student who enrolls in Vocal-Music and Drama, may decide to also enroll in a Musical Theatre course where they can be part of a the Eastdale Theatre Company and experience acting and singing at the same time. Below are other examples of possible pathways that students may explore, but are not limited to:

Grade 9 - Instrumental Music (AMU1O1) & Visual Art (AVI1O1) 
Grade 10 - Instrumental Music (AMU2O1) & Visual Art (AVI2O1)
Grade 11 - Instrumental Music (AMU3M1) & Visual Art (AVI3M1)
Grade 12 -Instrumental Music (AMU4M1) & Visual Art (AVI4M1)

Grade 9 - Drama (ADA1O1) & Dance (ATC1O1)
Grade 10 - Drama (ADA2O1) & Dance (ATC2O1) 
Grade 11 - Drama (ADA3M1) & Dance (ATC3M1)
Grade 12 - Drama (ADA4M1) & Dance (ATC4M1)

Many students in this program begin to explore more areas of the Arts in their senior years and go beyond the required 8 credits. For example:

Grade 9 - Vocal Music (AMV1O1) & Drama (ADA1O1)
Grade 10 - Vocal Music (AMV2O1) & Drama (ADA2O1) 
Grade 11 - Vocal Music (AMV3M1) & Drama (ADA3M1) & Music Theatre (ADB3M1)* 
Grade 12 - Vocal Music (AMV4M1) & Drama (ADA4M1) & Music Theatre (ADB4M1)*
* courses that many students take to explore Drama in more depth.


Grade 9 - Instrumental Music (AMU1O1) & Visual Art (AVI1O1) 
Grade 10 - Instrumental Music (AMU2O1) & Visual Art (AVI2O1) 
Grade 11 - Instrumental Music (AMU3M1) & Visual Art (AVI3M1) & Ceramics (AWC3O1)**
Grade 12 - Instrumental Music (AMU4M1) & Visual Art (AVI4M1) & Non-Traditional Art (AWT3O1)** 
**courses that many students take to explore Visual Arts in more depth.


Exceptions are made for students who discover their aptitude for the Arts after grade 9 and only obtain seven credits. Their pathway may look like the following three examples:

Grade 9 - Instrumental Music (AMU1O1)
Grade 10 - Instrumental Music (AMU2O1) & Pit Band (AMT2O1) 
Grade 11 - Instrumental Music (AMU3M1) & Pit Band (AMT3M1)
Grade 12 - Instrumental Music (AMU4M1) & Pit Band (AMT4M1)

Grade 9 - Visual Art (AVI1O1) 
Grade 10 -Visual Art (AVI2O1) & Arts and Crafts (AWA3O1)
Grade 11 -Visual Art (AVI3M1 & Ceramics (AWC3O1) 
Grade 12 - Visual Art (AVI4M1) & Non-Traditional Art (AWT3O1)

Grade 9 - Drama (ADA1O1) 
Grade 10 - Drama (ADA2O1) & Technical Theatre (ADD2O1)
Grade 11 - Drama (ADA3M1) & Music Theatre (ADB3M1)
Grade 12 - Drama (ADA4M1) & Music Theatre (ADB4M1)

 

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If you have any further questions or inquiries regarding The Eastdale School of the Arts, please contact the Head of Arts, Mr. R. Isabella at: roberto.isabella@ddsb.ca​

 
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