Included in the art curriculum, are various creative projects that teach students the formal elements (line, shape, form, texture, value and color) and principles (emphasis, balance, harmony variety, movement, rhythm, proportion and unity) of art.
Students are exposed to art history, art criticism and a wide selection of art mediums. Students also learn how art is relevant in their lives, how they can honor God through their creativity and how art can be used in other areas of their academic lives.
In the beginning of February, we encourage all students to demonstrate their creative talents by exhibiting an art show. The entire school submits pieces that may be chosen to represent our school at the ACSI District Art Festival. Each year, we are proud to have our student’s work displayed among such talent.
Music at FOFCA is designed to build a foundation and appreciation for the musical arts through the study of music theory, composition, singing and playing instruments, students not only gain a basic understanding of the mechanics and history of music but more importantly, they have the opportunity to “Sing and Make music in (their) hearts to the Lord,” Ephesians 5:19
Our Choir sings throughout the year in competitions, several concerts at the school, a fall and spring concert at the Louis Joliet Mall and a few ministering concerts at local nursing homes. They also have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem each year at Silver Cross field before the Joliet Slammers game on our Annual Slammers Day.
FOFCA Choir students participate in the ACSI Music Festival every year held at Olivet Nazarene University. Last year, 22 different schools came from all over the Midwest to join together to create two large orchestras and choirs! It is a two day event where students are instructed by extremely talented directors. It truly is a spectacular event!
PE at FOFCA is designed to build a foundation and appreciation for healthy living and to provide students with a variety of activities to stay mobile and fit. Through the study of movement and the care of our bodies, students not only gain a basic understanding of the responsibility we have to maintain our overall well-being but more importantly, they have the opportunity to honor God by sustaining His temple (our bodies).
Spanish is taught as a second language for 9th – 12th grade. A basic foundation for conversational and grammatical language is taught in combination with the Spanish culture.