Fine Art Programs

Franklin High provides each student with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the arts. Along the way, passion and talents are unveiled as students are free to express themselves as individuals. Our award winning Fine Arts department offers something of interest for every student.

Dance is a new arts program beginning its second year at Franklin High. Students will learn movement elements and skills in performing dance, choreography,  and dance as a way to create and communicate meaning while making connections between dance and healthful living. Courses offered are Dance I, II and Dance Ensemble.

Digital Arts and Design is actually a College, Career and Technical Education program of study, but students have the opportunity to earn Fine Arts credit at both the high school and post secondary levels. If a student takes a minimum of three courses in this program of study then they may earn Fine Arts credit for Digital Arts & Design I. Students may also gain Fine Arts credit at the post secondary level by submitting an AP 2-D Art and Design portfolio through Digital Arts & Design III and through dual credit opportunities.

Courses offered in this program of study include Digital Arts & Design I, II, III. DAD III is offered for two credits. Students may take it either as a portfolio class or as an Animation/Motion Graphics class or they may choose to take either of these concentrations for two credits. Students learn graphic design, computer illustration, digital photography, animation and much more. For more information about Digital Arts & Design contact Melissa Estes.

Instrumental Music has many great courses to choose from. Students may choose one of the Band classes including Freshman Band, Percussion, Symphonic, or Wind Ensemble. The Franklin High Marching Band is a high-profile, much awarded, nationally recognized, ensemble that enjoys a reputation for musical excellence. Orchestra, Classical Piano, Music IB or Music Theory AP are also options for musically inclined students.

For information contact the Band Director, Jacob Campos.

Franklin High has a fun and colorful Theatre department. Students will have opportunities to perform in two plays per year–one musical, as well as host and perform in Open Mic. Students will learn stage performance, make-up, lighting, directing, set design and many more aspects to Theatrical Arts. Students may choose to follow a sequential program to satisfy the focus area for graduation taking a minimum of three and up to four courses from Theatre Arts I – IV.

For information about Theatre Arts contact Mark Saltalamachia.

The Franklin High Visual Arts courses attract incredibly talented artists every year. Students may choose to pursue a sequential program in Fine Arts as their focus area for graduation. This path may culminate with AP Art and Design in which students prepare a portfolio of work used for applying to colleges. Courses include Visual Arts I and II, AP Art and Design, and Visual Art IB.

For information contact art teachers Michael Boyle or Rachel Berzina.

The exceptional choral program has three choirs that perform a wide variety of repertoire ranging from Classical to Pop music. The choirs perform at concerts on and off campus and at competitions, many time receiving superior ratings. Students may choose Chorus: Concert Choir for freshmen, Chorus: Chorale for sophomore through seniors and Chorus: Chamber Choir.

Please contact Angela Beale for more information about the Choral Program.