Electives classes meet three days per week, for one hour, in the morning. The choices change from quarter to quarter and from year to year depending on student interest. Students may also use Electives period as a supervised setting in which to take online courses in other areas that interest them. The goal of the program is to introduce students to new avenues for learning and to encourage them to seek new ways to explore their own creative and educational interests.

For a sense of some of what we accomplish in this time, please check out our online portfolio of student art.

The Electives program is very much about experimentation, taking chances, and having fun. Courses vary year to year. Recent offerings include:

  • Theater and Set Design
  • Creative Writing 
  • Playwrighting
  • Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Makers Space
  • Zine Making
  • Jewelry-making
  • Photography
  • Stained Glass

Here is a video of professional actors performing one of our student written plays at the Vermont Young Playwrights’ Festival in May 2014: