We believe that being able to think flexibly, critically and creatively is one of the most important skills for 21st century--allowing you to look beyond traditional solutions to discover new and innovative ways to solve complex problems.

We also acknowledge that thinking this way requires practice and that there are a multitude of ways to develop these skills. For this reason, you are required to earn 3 credits in Creative Thinking Arts and Design. This domain encompasses Visual and Performing Arts and Engineering. Below are examples of courses that have been offered over the past four years.

The Sparhawk Arts Department has several beautiful and spacious classrooms consisting of an innovation lab, a ceramics studio and a fine arts studio and theater. In addition to the classes listed below we have several community arts events each year such as Steamroller Printmaking, Soup+Cider & Open Studios.


Introduction to Arduino microprocessors, C++ Programming, Robotics, Engineering

Visual Arts

Studio Art, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silkscreening, Upcycling: Creative Re-use, Project Pathway: Fashion Design using Recycled Materials, Digital Media, Digital Art Studio, Digital Photography, Introduction to Digital Video

Performing Arts

History of Jazz, Patriotism or Propaganda (Choral Music), Music Theory, History of Rock and Roll, Scene Study, Playwriting, Advanced Drama, Anatomy & Physiology of Dance, Music of the Renaissance, Music of Glee