RSA Elective Information

The elective program is an enrichment opportunity for children who are successful in the regular academic program, including home study/independent study students. Its purpose is to allow students to experience and explore different aspects of Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) and/or focus on a particular interest. The kindergarten through third grade participate in an elective wheel of  dance, art and tumbling/ body movement. The fourth through eighth grade students participate in student selective elective classes during the school year. These classes include drama, orchestra, band, violin, choir, dance (ballet, tap, jazz, swing, etc) two and three dimensional art, culinary, robotics, and others. 

Course descriptions are included to help with your child’s selection. Please keep in mind that many elective programs require a monetary commitment by parents or specific dance clothing and shoes. Classes are offered on the basis of the enrollment of 15 or more students.

Student Expectations

To maximize learning within the elective program, the following expectations must be met.

  1. Maintain a passing grade in all classes.
  2. Maintain school wide citizenship standards.
  3. No changes in the elective schedule during the first week of the new trimester. Students will not be allowed changes after the second week of the trimester.
  4. Active participation in after school and/or evening performances expected (may affect final grade).