As a result of keeping with Kolbe Academy's philosophy that the ultimate goal of education is that of forming the whole person--mind, body and soul--there is an extensive amount of Visual and Performing Arts credit required for all three diploma types. Visual and Performing arts credit can be achieved through many different arenas. In general, when choosing the type of course for this credit, families should consider whether the course will "provide the student with a meaningful experience and breadth of knowledge of the arts. . ." Enabling the student to "apply their knowledge and experience to the creation of art..." so that they "are better able to understand and appreciate artistic expression." (UC counselor's guide)
Examples of acceptable courses include music (i.e. choir, instrument lessons, music appreciation), art (i.e. drawing, painting, art appreciation), and the performing arts (i.e. theatre productions, acting lessons, dance).
Examples of unacceptable courses include craft courses, mechanical drafting, web page development, and yearbook.