The purpose of the Fine Arts Academy at Linfield Christian is to inspire creativity and prepare students for undergraduate majors and careers in creative fields. This program is designed for students with a high level of interest in the fine arts: Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, and/or Media Arts. Students who thrive in the Arts Academy will demonstrate a strong creative commitment and seek to consistently improve their work.

Students will earn a Fine Arts Academy Endorsement upon successful completion of the Fine Arts Academy program requirements. This endorsement will announce that the student has accomplished a well-rounded and rigorous program in Fine Arts, and students will be formally recognized for their achievements by a notation on their transcripts for colleges, an honor cord to be worn at graduation, and a gold stamped medallion on their diploma.

Qualifications:

To be eligible for the Linfield Christian Fine Arts Academy (LCFAA), students must meet the following qualifications and submit an application during the spring semester of their freshman or sophomore year:

Maintain a minimum total cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Demonstrate proficiency in Fine Arts Academy concentration through an audition/portfolio submission
Demonstrate a satisfactory attendance and discipline record

Submit your Letter of Intent

Requirements:

  • Submit an LCFAA Letter of Intent as early as 8th grade year, but no later than sophomore year. Declaration gives students priority enrollment in LCFAA classes.
  • Submit an LCFAA Application during the spring semester of freshman or sophomore year. Exceptions may be made for juniors who apply early in the fall who have met all LCFAA requirements for their LCFAA concentration of choice to date. The application process includes the following:
    • application form
    • references
    • interview process
    • audition/portfolio submission
  • Complete courses, projects, performances/showings/portfolio as determined by the specific Academy discipline and earn a grade of 83% (B) or higher in all Academy classes.
  • Attend Fine Arts Academy field trips as specified for chosen concentration.
  • Enter approved competitions as required for chosen concentration.
  • Participate in volunteer and outreach opportunities as required (eg. volunteer to help run hosted ACSI festivals).
  • Complete Core Coursework to meet the Linfield Christian High School Graduation Requirements and maintain a minimum cumulative total grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout program duration. Students who earn D’s or F’s in any courses will be placed on program probation and/or dropped from the program.
  • For the Class of 2021 and beyond: Complete prescribed “co-credit” LCFAA courses that meet both the LCHS general graduation requirements and LCFAA requirements:
    • World History/World History Honors/AP European History – supplementary assignments required for LCFAA student portfoli0
    • Art in the Bible/Philosophy of Christian Art (one-year Bible elective) – offered in 2020-21

Fine Arts Academy Pathways

For more information, please contact Dr. Doug Knechtel, Linfield Christian Fine Arts Academy Director.

Music

Freshman Year

Wind Ensemble I or Choir I

Sophomore Year

Wind Ensemble II or Choir II

World History/World History Honors/AP European History – supplementary assignments required for LCFAA student portfolio

Junior Year

Wind Ensemble III or Choir III

Music Elective

Senior Year

Wind Ensemble or Choir Honors

Art in the Bible/Philosophy of Christian Art (one-year Bible elective) – offered in 2020-21

Theatre

Freshman Year

Theatre I

Sophomore Year

Theatre II

World History/World History Honors/AP European History – supplementary assignments required for LCFAA student portfolio

Junior Year

Theatre III

Dance/Theatre Elective

Senior Year

Theatre Honors

Art in the Bible/Philosophy of Christian Art (one-year Bible elective) – offered in 2020-21

Visual Art

Freshman Year

Art I

Sophomore Year

Art II

World History/World History Honors/AP European History – supplementary assignments required for LCFAA student portfolio

Junior Year

3-D Design

Art Elective (Photography, etc.)

Senior Year

AP

Art in the Bible/Philosophy of Christian Art (one-year Bible elective) – offered in 2020-21

Film/Media Production

Freshman Year

Media I

Sophomore Year

Media II

World History/World History Honors/AP European History – supplementary assignments required for LCFAA student portfolio

Junior Year

Media III

Art Elective (Theatre, Art, Music, etc.)

Senior Year

Honors

Art in the Bible/Philosophy of Christian Art