Buffalo High School Arts Magnet
Arts Infused Core Classes
Arts Infused English 9 NCAA approved
This course is designed to introduce students to a thematic survey of our literary, historical, cultural and social heritage using historical texts, original documents, short stories, essays, poems, novels, and drama. It will provide an interdisciplinary learning environment where students will use artistic inquiry to make connections from the content of the course to their preferred art form.
Arts Infused American Literature 10 NCAA approved
This course is designed to introduce students to a thematic survey of our literary, historical, cultural and social heritage using historical texts, original documents, short stories, essays, poetry, novels, and drama. This course will provide an interdisciplinary learning environment where students use shared inquiry, arts, and performance in learning about themselves and their relationship to their American literary, historical and cultural heritage. This course meets the same state academic standard and core outcomes as American Literature.
Arts Infused World Literature 11 NCAA approved
This course is designed to survey the stories, ideas, and cultures of the world using short essays, stories, poems, novels, and drama. Students will use the inquiry process and artistic performance to learn about themselves and their relationship to other cultures.
Arts Infused Physical Science - 9th grade
This introductory physical/earth science course introduces basic concepts in physics, chemistry and earth science. Students will participate in hands-on activities in the laboratory and be given opportunities for practicing Artistic Inquiry. Topics covered in this course include: science skills, motion, force and energy; matter, energy and earth; matter and its changes; electricity and magnetism; earth’s structure; and waves. This course provides a foundation for Arts Infused Biology, Arts Infused Chemistry, and Physics.
Arts Infused Biology - 10th grade NCAA approved
The primary goal of Arts Infused Biology is to encourage students to think knowledgeably, thoughtfully, and critically about observations, data, and scientific discoveries and theories. Learning activities are designed specifically to give students opportunities for inquiry, discovery and problem-solving. Students will have many opportunities to express themselves artistically, whether through exploration for knowledge or displaying what they've already learned in multiple areas of artistic expression. This course covers the following topics and themes: ecology, cell biology, cell metabolism, genetics, evolution, and biodiversity.
Arts Infused Chemistry - 11th grade NCAA approved
This course in science will focus on the chemistry topics of measurement, atomic theory, bonding, molecular shapes, physical and chemical properties, chemical reactions, kinetic theory of gases, solution chemistry, and acids and bases. These topics will be infused with various labs and projects. Students will learn the chemistry involved in various art forms as well as demonstrate their understanding of chemistry through a range of art forms.
Arts Infused Forensic Science
Explore the science behind evidence in this one-term elective course. Topics covered include: the history of forensic science in art/literature/popular media; physical evidence such as fibers, fingerprints, chromatography, and ballistics; biological evidence such as toxicology, blood pattern analysis, anthropology, DNA, and entomology; plus bonus topics in digital evidence, impressions, and more. You will have opportunities to explore these topics through hands-on lab activities, true-crime analysis, and Artistic Inquiry.
Arts Infused American Government 9 NCAA approved
Students are exposed to the responsibilities citizens share in a democratic society. Students will investigate the political roots of our country and also current political and social issues. National, state, and local government will be covered. The teacher provides an interdisciplinary learning environment where students will use shared inquiry, arts, and performance in the process of learning about themselves and their relationship to their American political, historical and cultural heritage.
Arts Infused American History 10 NCAA approved
Students explore their country's heritage with particular attention to our nation's great events, and to the people who experienced those moments. Students will also apply basic social studies skills, such as the reading of charts, graphs, and maps. The second half of the course is devoted to the United States, its people and government, since 1900. The teachers provide an interdisciplinary learning environment where students will use shared inquiry, arts, and performance in the process of learning about themselves and their relationship to their American political, historical and cultural heritage.
Arts Infused World Studies 11 NCAA approved
This course is designed to introduce students to different places and time periods in the world through history, geography, and culture. A variety of artistic skills will be addressed by studying various art pieces in history and examining the cultural aspects of the places of interest. Performances and artists in residence will also be used as available during each term. Topics for term one include Early Civilizations, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the Middle East (past and present). Topics for term two include Genocide and the Holocaust, Africa, India and China, and Latin America.