Secondary Choir is offered to Middle school and High School students. Both choirs meet dail
y. The classes are used to meet their Fine Arts requirement and are treated as an elective. The choirs lead worship for their perspective chapel services each week. They minister in the community to area nursing homes and retirement centers. They perform in the NCA Fine Arts Showcase in the winter and the spring as part of their requirement for Choir.
At NCA we believe that music is our chief means of worshipping and praising God. Our curriculum will aid students in developing a worshipful heart concerning music along with a basic understanding of music principles and the elements of performance.
High School Drama Theater Department
NCA Drama Class is offered to High School Students. It is treated as an elective and meets daily. Our presentations are performed in weekly chapel services, in community outreach field trips and two Fine Arts Showcases each year. Musical Dramas are a goal for the near future.
Various styles of drama are meant to minister to both the believer and unbeliever for the purpose of glorifying God. We maintain a Christian identity by using our gifts and talents that stresses the reality that plays can be done without disrespecting God or his house.
Our goal is to make a connection between the audience and the story that brings out the circumstances of life to show that there is hope through Christ Jesus.
Piano Class - (Pre-requisite to Percussion
Students in the fourth grade will receive a full-year of comprehensive piano study. It is designed for students to learn rhythms patterns, intervals, scales, chords and essential signs and terms.
Through group lessons the students will gain a better understanding of music when theory and technique are integrated as a regular part of the learning process.
The piano class will perform in the elementary concert in the spring.
NCA offers percussion class for all 5th and 6th graders. Percussion is offered to all secondary students as an elective. Students participating will perform at various school and community functions, festivals, and competitions.
Participant requirements are as follows:
- Home Varsity football games (September & October)
- Present 7th/8th period (not releasing early for doctor appointments, etc.)
- Available Saturdays from February to April for rehearsals and contests
- Positive attitude every day with a desire to work hard to achieve excellence
- Saturday rehearsals from January through March
- Students need to be available Saturdays February through March
Art at Nazarene Christian Academy is far from boring. K-12 students enjoy a place to be creative the way the Lord intended, in His image. For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10. We glorify the Lord, participate in missions work, and do good works for the Kingdom.
Elementary: Once a week, elementary students enjoy 30-45 minutes of art depending on their grade. The art department provides the supplies and the students provide the creativity.
Secondary: Secondary art is offered for all Jr/Sr High students. As an elective, students who choose art will have most to all of their supplies provided by the art department budget. From time to time, students may be responsible for purchasing various art supplies depending on the level of the art class. We also have two Fine Arts Showcases each year that students will participate in as a test grade.
Competition: NCA competes in the Fort Worth's Stock Show and Rodeo Show's Art competition, submitting work in November. ACSI is our big spring competition in March. We are adding more competitions throughout the year.
Nazarene Christian Academy makes every effort to offer a variety of elective classes. Be sure to check with your Academic Advisor for electives offered at this time. Example of electives offered when enough students show an interest: Speech, Consumer Financial Management, Leadership, Computers, etc.
P.E. Class is required. Every elementary student will participate unless parent sends a note to sit out one day. After that a doctor’s note will be required in order not to participate in PE class.
Students in 7th and 8th grade will participate in Percussion or PE. Student athletes in PE class are given a study hall on days a team has practices or games.
Students in 9th-12th grade must participate in PE/Athletics class for a minimum of one year in order to meet graduation requirements. Students participating in drumline can earn the required PE credit and be exempted from PE class. Every effort is made to schedule this during the freshmen year. Student athletes in PE class are given a study hall on days a team has practices or games.