Fine Arts

SACS’ Fine Arts Department seeks to enrich the lives of their students by developing the individual capabilities, ideas, skills, and creativity of students through the study of the visual and performing arts. Through this process the student gains an understanding of a creative God, an appreciation for His creation, and a cultivation of the skills necessary for self-expression and communication.

In addition, students build a skill set for the development of visual and performing evaluation and discernment which enables personal development, aptitude for critical analysis, and cognitive growth.

The study of Fine Arts nurtures a knowledge of the purpose of creation, the commanding beauty of God’s intelligent and intentional design, and develops individual strengths. Focusing on these areas enables students to excel in a competitive academic, creative, and business world.

Early Childhood

Children in our Pre-K program attend music class once a week and are encouraged to develop a love for art through various classroom activities.

Elementary

  • Art
  • Music

Elementary School students attend art and music class one day each week.

Middle School

Performing Arts
  • Band
  • Drama
  • Choir
Visual Arts & Technology
  • Graphite Drawing
  • Ink Drawing
  • Color Drawing
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Clay Sculpting
  • Wire Sculpting
  • Paper Sculpting
  • Glass Fusing
  • Textiles
  • Robotics
Communications
  • Print Journalism
  • Yearbook
  • Speech
Competitions & Additional Opportunities

Art-related events, including performances and art shows, are held each year to showcase the work of students. In addition, students participate in various competitions within their respective field of study and have received countless awards and recognitions throughout the years.

High School

Performing Arts
  • Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Praise Band
  • Choir
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Arts
  • Acting for the Stage & Screen
Visual Arts & Technology
  • Mixed Media Art
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Portfolio Development
  • Intro to Architecture
  • Graphic Arts
  • Digital Arts
  • Cinematography
  • Robotics
  • Digital Photography 
Communications (Elective Courses)
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Print Journalism
  • Yearbook

Overview of Print & Broadcast Journalism Classes

Yearbook – “The Overcomer”

In this class, SACS yearbook students record the history of the high school over the course of each year. Students are required to master Adobe Creative Suites II. They gain first-hand experience working in a MAC-based lab and develop skills in photography, graphic arts, reporting, page development and business management.

News Magazine – “The Revelation”

Students enrolled in this journalism class publish a monthly magazine, “The Revelation”. A variety of topics are featured in each publication. Some articles address issues which impact our students; others cover campus activities or discuss timely matters in local, state, or national news.

Students enrolled in these print publication classes have an opportunity to be nominated for:

  • Quill & Scroll International Honorary Journalism Society
  • The National Scholastic Press Association Honor Roll

Both “The Overcomer” and “The Revelation” are award-winning publications and have received state-wide and national recognition for excellence over the years.

  • KSAC News

This broadcast journalism class provides students with an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment as they learn about film editing, on-air presentation, camera work, and gain a sense of news judgement.

Weekly newscasts are produced and aired to inform students, faculty and staff about events taking place on campus and relevant topics in local/state/national news.

SACS graduates from this program have received internship opportunities and later pursued careers in newspaper, magazine, political science, public relations, communications, finance, and convergence media.

Competitions & Additional Opportunities

Art-related events, including performances and art shows, are held each year to showcase the work of students. In addition, students participate in various competitions within their respective field of study and have received countless awards and recognitions throughout the years.

National Art Honor Society

SACS High School students may qualify for membership into the National Art Honor Society. Student selection is determined through the student’s effort, attitude, and sense of dedication in a particular field of art. Those selected consistently demonstrate the highest qualities in the areas of creativity, scholarship, character, and service.

Each year, the National Art Honor Society publicly acknowledges a select number of high school students who achieve this level of excellence.

Those eligible for consideration must complete a minimum of 2.5 credits of visual art courses with a grade of 90 or above, participate in a minimum of one art competition, and dedicate time to a visual arts service project each year.

Leadership positions within NAHS are sought through application and selected by Fine Arts Instructors based on merit, proven leadership, and dedication to their field.